The Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, are backing the request by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for a live broadcast of the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja.
Livy Uzoukwu, counsel to Obi, told newsmen after Wednesday’s proceedings at the tribunal that it has become imperative to have the proceedings covered live so that Nigerians will have first-hand information on what goes on in the court.
He said Obi and the Labour Party are in total support of the request by Atiku and his party, following the realities on the ground.
“During the hearing of the motion on notice by Atiku and the PDP, Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr. Obi will be fully in support,” the senior lawyer said.
The courtroom cannot conveniently accommodate 200 people and the 200 people cannot adequately represent Nigerians, he explained.