As part of the transparency required in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday, called for live transmission of proceedings.
In a statement he issued and made available to DAILY POST, Frank said live transmission would boost the confidence of Nigerians and calm tensions across the country.
Apart from the opportunity of following proceedings, he said, it will also make the citizens feel a sense of belonging by keeping them abreast of the progress or otherwise of hearings of the petitions as critical stakeholders.
The statement noted that live transmission of proceedings is the global standard now, citing that some African countries like Kenya transmitted its presidential election petition proceedings live.
He called on the Tribunal to commence sitting urgently and accelerate the hearing to conclude before May 29, 2023.
He said: “We know as it stands, the All Progressives Congress is buying time with delay tactics to frustrate the case till after inauguration.
“This is geared towards allowing the APC to use incumbency powers to influence the judgement of the court.”
Timi said Nigerians believed in the integrity of Justices while calling on the jurors to put the citizens first.
He reminded the justices to heed calls by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to transmit proceedings live, which he said would mean they would be doing the case differently for the first time.