The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a legal team with 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the win of its Presidential Candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
03:02 PM WAT, Tue March 07, 2023
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that it has appointed a legal team with 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the win of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 presidential election.
According to a statement made by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Ahmad El-Marzuq, noted that the team comprised legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law and litigation.
El-Marzuq said the legal team, consisting of 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, was led by renowned lawyer Prince Lateef Fagbemi.
The legal adviser stressed that Fagbemi had successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases, as he expressed confidence that the legal team possesses the requisite expertise and experience to ensure a successful outcome for the APC in the Presidential Election Petition matters.
He added that legal team includes Lateef Fagbemi (Lead Counsel); Ahmad El-Marzuq (Life Bencher); Sam Ologunorisa;Rotimi Oguneso; Olabisi Syebo; Gbotega Oyewole; Muritala Abdulrasheed; Aliyu Saiki; Tajudeen Oladoja; Pius Akubo; Oluseye Opasanya; Suraju Saida and Kazeem Adeniyi.
The APC National Legal Adviser, therefore urged the party’s members to support the team in its effort to defend the will and mandate of the people at the February 25 presidential election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a legal team with 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the win of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat fellow contenders, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Atiku, who polled 6,984,520 votes, and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi, who had 6,101,533 votes.
Atiku and Obi have since rejected the election result and announced intent to challenge the conduct of the election in court, citing alleged rigging and manipulation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to favour Tinubu and the APC.