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Tribunal: Use Of Phones, Other Gadgets Ban Inside Courtroom Banned As Peter Obi Arrives In Court

As the pre-hearing of his lawsuit against President-elect Bola Tinubu continues today, Saturday, May 20, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has arrived at the presidential election tribunal.

According to Newsmen, a video that surfaced online showed Peter Obi entering the courthouse, greeting everybody, and then taking a seat.

Cell phones and other electronic devices will no longer be permitted in the courtroom beginning on Monday, May 22, 2023, according to a decree that was issued.

Presidential Tribunal: Peter Obi’s Petition Against Tinubu Adjourned To Saturday

The Presidential Election Tribunal has set a deadline for issuing its decision on whether or not to approve Peter Obi’s request for the live broadcast of the court’s proceedings.


Justice Haruna Tsammani, the court’s chief justice, set the application’s decision date for May 22.

Recall that Obi and his party had requested that the tribunal’s proceedings be broadcast live on television in a document filed by their attorneys and represented at the hearing’s resumption on Friday by Awa Kalu (SAN).

The respondents in the case, however, requested that the tribunal reject the application.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), through Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), Mr. Kashim Shettima’s and Sen. Bola Tinubu’s attorneys, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), and Mr. Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), filed a motion opposing the request for the live broadcast and requesting that the court reject the application as it was a strange one.


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