The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party and the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar filed a petition for a live broadcast of the proceedings of the Election tribunal of the case filed against the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Continue Full Reading>>>
The Court in its wisdom had denied the live telecast while the judgement stated outrightly that the court do not want dramatization of it affairs.
A Lawyer and a Public Policy Analyst, Liborous Oshoma has alleged that Atiku and Obi would have set a bad precedence for the Nigerian judiciary if the judgment went their way.
He argued that lawyers will come to court to dramatise before the camera without facing the main business of the court. Continue Full Reading>>>
He alleged that so many lawyers will want to act to the gallery in the presentation of their case. A kind of practice which he claimed would have affected the lower courts and distort the judges and the court from making the right decisions.
He said, ”If you are asking for transmission of the judgment that should be okay but to now ask that the entire proceeding should be transmitted live.
I do not think we should reduce our judicial practice and legal election petition matter to such comedy series.
Where people now come to act video rather than do serious business of the law. Peter Obi and Atiku would have set a bad precedent for the Nigeria court with the live telecast.
Because if the judgement was given that it should be allowed, it’s a precedent that the lower court would likely follow. If I as a lawyer now have a land matter or a criminal matter at the Lagos high court, I will apply to the court for a live telecast because I want to satisfy the ego of my client. We shouldn’t set precedents that we cannot sustain.”
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