As a reminder, the Labour Party (LP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), along with their presidential candidates, had filed petitions with the tribunal in an attempt to invalidate President Bola Tinubu's victory in the 2023 presidential election.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, announced that the presidential election petition tribunal's judgment would be broadcast live.
Bangari stated, “To promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.”
The statement also clarified that, “Access to the Court premises will be strictly on accreditation. Only accredited individuals, including Counsel and representatives of Political parties, will be granted access into the Courtroom. Interested members of the public are advised to watch proceedings from their television sets.
In the February 25 election, Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes, defeating Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), who garnered 6,101,533 votes.
Dissatisfied with the outcome, five political parties, including the PDP, LP, Action Peoples Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and the Action Alliance (AA), filed separate petitions before the tribunal seeking to overturn Tinubu’s victory.