The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the mandate of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu within the simply concluded polls.
Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, nearly two million votes greater than his closest rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP).
Whereas Atiku got here second with 6,984,520 votes, the candidate of the Labour Celebration (LP), Peter Obi, completed the race with 6,101,533. Each Atiku and Obi have rejected the end result of the election, vowing to problem the end in court docket.
However the ruling occasion says it’s prepared to fulfill the events in court docket. In an announcement on Tuesday, the occasion’s Nationwide Authorized Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, launched the 13-man listing comprising 12 senior advocates.
High on the listing is a authorized icon, Wole Olanipekun, who can also be the lead counsel to the ruling occasion on the Presidential Election Tribunal.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a workforce of extremely certified and skilled legal professionals to characterize the Celebration on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the assertion learn.
“The workforce is comprised of authorized luminaries with huge expertise in election petition issues, constitutional legislation, and litigation.
“The authorized workforce consisting of twelve (12) Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the Nationwide Authorized Adviser of the Celebration, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, Esq., is led by Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, a famend lawyer who has efficiently dealt with varied high-profile election issues and different landmark instances.”
Different members of the listing are Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, Sam Ologunorisa, Rotimi Oguneso, Olabisi Soyebo, Gboyega Oyewole, Muritala Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Omezia Saiki, Tajudeen Oladoja, Pius Akubo, Oluseye Opasanya, Suraju Saida and Kazeem Adeniyi.
The occasion is “assured that the authorized workforce possesses requisite experience and expertise to make sure a profitable end result for the APC within the Presidential Election Petition issues.”
It additionally urged occasion members to assist the workforce in its effort to defend the need and mandate of the folks, calling on all events concerned to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and respect for the rule of legislation all through the authorized course of.