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'The Judges Said Lawyers Should Create Space For Members Of Public To Sit In Court' - SAN Ozekhome

Preliminary hearings on petitions challenging the results of the February 25 presidential election at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal began in Abuja. Atiku, Obi and several other political parties who rejected the INEC results were present at the Abuja Presidential Election Tribunal yesterday.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a senior Nigerian lawyer, said the court recognized the importance of the election and allowed some members of the public to observe the preliminary hearing in Abuja. The lawyer said that "the whole world is watching the process and will want to know how Nigeria's judicial system works."

He added: "Formal procedures imply that the public should be allowed to see individuals. It is right that today, seeing that the courts are occupied by lawyers, the lawyers said there should be room for the public. This case has not only a national aspect, but a global one. The whole world is watching how our justice system works.

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