JUST IN; Supreme Court approves live coverage of judgment amidst heavy security
The Supreme Court has bowed to pressure to allow for live coverage of the judgment of the February 2023 presidential election petitions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there is a presence of heavily-armed security personnel around the vicinity and adjoining roads leading in and out of the Supreme Court, venue of the judgment.
Earlier, cameramen from Media houses were not allowed access to the premises.
From the Secretariat down to the Supreme Court junction to the main auditorium, combined security men including the Police and the Department of State Security (DSS) manned the sections and only allowed duly accredited personalities and Journalists entrance into the courtroom.
Justice Inyang Okoro and 6 others of the apex court reserved judgment in Mr Peter Obi and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s petition against President Bola Tinubu.
Other Justices on the 7-man panel are Uwani Abaji, Lawal Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Tijani Abubakar, and Emma Agim. (NAN)