The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has hired a legal team consisting of 19 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) to challenge the outcome of the February 25, presidential election.
The former vice president briefed his legal team at his campaign Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, March 8. He asked them to “establish the claim of illegality in the election and reclaim the mandate of the Nigerian people.”
The team is headed by a litigation and commercial lawyer, JK Gadzama. Other members of his legal team include Chief Chris Uche, Paul Usoro, Tayo Jegede, Ken Mozia, Chief Mike Ozekhome, Mahmood Magaji, Joe Abraham, Chukwuma Umeh, Garba Tetengi and Chief Emeka Etiaba – as well as Chief Goddy Uche, Professor Maxwell Gidado; PDP’s National Legal Adviser A.K. Ajibade; O.M. Atoyebi; Nella Rabana; Paul Ogbole; Nuremi Jimoh and Abdul Ibrahim.
This is coming after the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu hired 12 SANs to defend his mandate and prevent his election from being nullified.