Politics

Atiku sets up legal team, to ask for a rerun election

Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has inaugurated a legal team to challenge the result of the February 23 presidential election of which incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner.

Led by Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), the legal team is mandated to request that the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sacks President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku who rejected the results of the election, describing it the worst ever held in Nigeria’s democratic history, will also request the tribunal to declare him as winner of the election or order a rerun.

Atiku said, “I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved. I am encouraged by the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench. The judiciary, which had, in the past, discharged itself ably is once again being called upon to deliver judgement on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and ‘uncowed’ by the threat of immoral power.”

The legal team consists of 18 lawyers.

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