Allowing Cameras In The Court Room Is A Major Judicial Policy – Court

On Monday, the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, rejected a proposal to enable its daily sessions on petitions seeking to overturn the decision of the 2023 presidential election to be broadcast on television.  Continue Reading>>>

The case, which was made before it by the two main contenders contesting the results of the February 25 presidential election, was rejected by the five-member panel, which is chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani, as lacking merit.

The court ruled that no legislative scheme or administrative directive gave it the right to approve such an application. Continue Reading>>>

According to their conclusion, permitting cameras in courtrooms is a significant judicial policy that needs to be protected by the law.

We cannot allow a circumstance that might result in the dramatization of our proceedings, Justice Tsammani ruled. “The court can only be guided and operate in accordance with the practice directives and procedures approved by the President of the Court of Appeal.

Furthermore, the court ruled that the proposal was not included in any of the petitions it was considering because it was only based on an emotional argument that it would help the electorates.

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