Justice Haruna Tsammani, the President of the Presidential Election Petition Court, denied the request for the live broadcast of court proceedings court.
Justice Tsammani stated during the Monday hearing in Abuja that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) appeal lacked merit.
The panel decided unanimously that the order the petitioner requested was not covered by the petition and added that no statute allows for the televising of hearings.
According to the panel, the court was established under the constitution and is governed by the Court of Appeal. It was established to hear and decide the petitions submitted and is not permitted to take the lead.
The judges contend that permitting cameras in the courtroom should be avoided because it is impossible to foresee their effect on the witnesses.
The panel found that the request was innovative and not currently supported by any foreign legislation since the court was established to discover the truth and should be permitted to do so.
The Tribunal further declared that the request had no connection to the court case Atiku had submitted.
Justice Tsammani further stated that the motion should not be granted because it may transform the court into a stadium or market.
The panel determined that allowing the request for a live broadcast of the petition’s proceedings would not improve the petition.
After concluding that the petition lacked merit, Justice Tsammani rejected it.