INEC,The All Progressives Congress APC And, Bola Tinubu have opposed the request made by the PDP and the Labour Party and their respective Presidential candidates to have the proceedings at the Presidential election tribunal broadcast live

In the counter affidavits filed by the parties in before the court, the APC said televising the proceedings will lead to unnecessary sensationalism and undue social media trial, which according to it. distracts from the kernel of the serious business before the court

It also says live broadcast of the proceedings will defeat the protection afforded to witnesses, exposing them to danger

The respondents have argued that journalists and media houses have already been covering and reporting the proceedings accurately, and therefore beaming it live will not only be unnecessary but lead to sensationalism, media trial and public embarrassment to the court

It submitted further that live coverage of election tribunal proceedings are not recognised in Nigeria and doing it this time will set a bad precedent with a likelihood of it influencing the panel, intimidating witnesses, and causing a distraction from the primary issues of the Petition

The motion on live broadcast of the court hearing is one of the motions which the Presidential election petition court is expected to hear when the pre-hearing of the PDP and Atiku Abubakar case resumes on Thursday


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