APC hires 12 SANs for election tribunal

APC hires 12 SANs for election tribunal

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has assembled a team of 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) to represent it at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

APC National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

The team is, besides 50 SANs, led by Chief Wole Olankpekun (SAN), put together by the party’s Presidential Campaign Council.

El-Marzuq said that Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) would lead the team to the tribunal.

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He explained that the team comprised legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law and litigation.

The NewsZenith reports that INEC had on Wednesday announced Sen. Bola Tinubu, the candidate of ruling APC, winner of the keenly contested election.

Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the LP flag bearer, Peter Obi, who got 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes respectively.

But Atiku and Obi rejected the results announced by the INEC.

Both of them are separately claiming that the election was fraught with violence and massive rigging.



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