Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor (aka Ultimate Equals), Director of Contact and Mobilisation of the Labour Party (LP) in the Diaspora, has expressed disgust at the refusal of the court to relay live broadcast of proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
In a message expressing his disgust, Chief Eholor said: “From the action of the judges not to allow live transmission of the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal it is not in doubt that there are plans for our votes during the Presidential Election some months ago may be turned over to the highest bidder.
“This is sacrilegious and unbecoming. Our vote is supposed to be counted wholly at the different polling units and recorded for posterity to judge that it was devoid of any hanky panky. If not for INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu’s inefficiency we would not have needed to go to the courts to determine who won the elections.
“If Yakubu and INEC have done the needful we wouldn’t have had any business going to court. A lot of people don’t have respect for the judiciary in Nigeria. It is not a strange thing in all parts of the world to have live coverage of court proceedings. There are cameras in every courtroom in Europe and America, why is it a different case in Nigeria?
“The judiciary is the last hope of the common man. What Nigerians are asking for is our right. It is not Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar that are being denied live telecast of the court proceedings but Nigerians most of whom got maimed, killed and in some instances dehumanised for insisting on letting their votes count.”
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