The Presidential Election Petition Court on Monday dismissed the application by the Labour and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to allow for a live telecast of the court proceedings.
“The application lacks merit and is accordingly dismissed,” Justice Tsammani said.
Making references to other countries, the Justice reiterated that live streaming has to be planned and budgeted for and is not carried out from the blues.
He said such an application is never allowed without rules enabling it to come into effect and as such he said the PEP court can not allow it without the necessary framework or policies.
Recall that the Labour Party candidate for the presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has earlier filed a petition seeking live telecasts of the proceedings. This notwithstanding, the court held in the previous seatings that no gadgets would be allowed into the room during the subsequent proceedings.
Meanwhile, in a unanimous decision of the five-man panel, the court dismissed the application.