Atiku Vs Buhari: Tribunal to punish lawyers over public analysis of proceedings

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has warned lawyers against making a public analysis of court proceedings in the media.

She said this during the inauguration of the Presidential Election Tribunal which held on Wednesday, at the court of Appeal.

Bulkachuwa lamented the practice of discussing cases publicly and prematurely in both the social and electronic media before the announcement of the verdict by the court.

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“We don’t expect counsels of any of the parties to hype the polity after any of sitting by making a public analysis in the media as to what transpired in court.

“These proceedings should be treated as would any other low-profile case, where proceedings in court are not discussed publicly until a decision is pronounced by the court,” Bulkachuwa said.

“This admonition is also extended to the parties, their respective counsel and the members of the press.

“We, on our own part, will make relevant information available as and when due.

“Any breach will not be condoned and we will not hesitate in taking necessary action against such offenders.”

 

Atiku Vs Buhari

Atiku Vs Buhari

 

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