Atiku assembles 19 SANs to challenge Bola Tinubu’s victory (See List)
Vondigest reports that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has assembled a legal team of 19 SANs to challenge the victory of Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.
The former vice-president briefed the team at his campaign headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
He mandated them to “establish the claim of illegality in the February 25 presidential election and reclaim the mandate of the Nigerian people”.
This online platform gathered that the team, which is headed by JK Gadzama, comprises 19 senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs).
The PDP presidential candidate, while inaugurating the legal team at his campaign headquarters in Abuja, charged it to establish the claim of illegality in the February 25 presidential election and reclaim the mandate of the Nigerian people.
Atiku told the team that apart from reclaiming the mandate from those who undertook the electoral heist that was not a reflection of the will of Nigerians, the legal team should also use the opportunity of the trial to strengthen constitutional democracy in the country.
Addressing the team headed by Chief J. K. Gadzama, SAN, at the conference room of his office at the campaign headquarters, Atiku said it was imperative that they work assiduously in reclaiming the mandate not necessarily because of him and the PDP, but to strengthen democracy and the electoral process and for generations unborn.”
The members of the team include Chief Chris Uche (SAN), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), Tayo Jegede (SAN), Ken Mozia (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Mahmood Magaji (SAN), Joe Abraham (SAN), Mr Chukwuma Umeh (SAN), Dr. Garba Tetengi (SAN) and Chief Emeka Etiaba (SAN).
Others are Chief Goddy Uche (SAN), Prof. Maxwell Gidado (SAN); the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, A. K. Ajibade (SAN), Mr. O. M. Atoyebi, (SAN), Mrs. Nella Rabana (SAN), Paul Ogbole (SAN), Nuremi Jimoh (SAN), and Abdul Ibrahim (SAN).