A communication specialist, Mr Mike Okwuche, has spoken in favour of the presidential election tribunal’s decision not to allow the live transmission of the court proceedings, claiming that the presence of cameras in the court could be distracting to a lawyer that wants to argue a case in court.
Speaking further, he noted that when someone is facing a camera, it will look as if the person is in public and the individual will be conscious of the way he or she speaks.
Mr Okwuche made this disclosure when he was being interviewed on TVC, noting that not all the lawyers have experience with microphones and cameras.
He said: “The presence of cameras in court could be distracting to someone that wants to argue a case. When you are facing camera, it looks like you are in public and while in public there is a way you are conscious.”
In addition, he noted that it’s not what Nigerians monitor that will validate what the tribunal is, noting that the tribunal remains what it is, whether court proceedings are televised live or not.
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