APC Constitutes 13-man Presidential Election Legal Team
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted a 13-man legal team to defend the mandate of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The National Legal Adviser of the party, Ahmad El-Marzuq, in a statement Tuesday, said the team comprised legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law and litigation.
The party noted that the legal team consisting of 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) and the National Legal Adviser of the party would be led by Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), a renowned lawyer who has successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases.
Other members are Ahmad El-marzuq, Sam Ologunorisa, Rotimi Oguneso, Olabisi Soyebo, Gboyega Oyewole, Muritala Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Saiki, Tajudeen Oladoja, Pius Akubo, Oluseye Opasanya, Suraju Saida and Kazeem Adeniji.
It said: “We are confident that the legal team possesses requisite expertise and experience to ensure a successful outcome for the APC in the Presidential Election Petition matters.
“We urge members of the party to support the team in its effort to defend the will and mandate of the people.”
The ruling party, however, called on all parties involved to conduct themselves with utmost professionalism and respect for the rule of law throughout the legal process.