The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has inaugurated his legal team to challenge the result of the 23 February presidential election declared by the Independent National Electoral commission INEC in court.
CAPTION The Lega team which was inaugurated in Abuja the Nigerian Capital is to be headed by Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 declared Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February twenty third presidential election.
However Atiku Abubakar on Thursday, 28 February rejected the result citing several malpractices including the use of the military to perfect voters’ intimidation and suppression in PDP strongholds, connivance of INEC officials, security agents and the ruling party to manufacture bogus figures and outright falsification of the returns from the polling units. Consequently he had given notice that he will use all available legitimate means to challenge the result of the election in court.
The PDP presidential candidate earlier in the week met with members of the National Peace Committee prompting concerns in some quarters that he may have been prevailed upon not to proceed with the challenge but says he has just inaugurated his legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved.
He further said that he was encouraged by the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench and calling on the judiciary which had in the past discharged itself ably to once again deliver judgement on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the threat of immoral power.
Atiku Abubakar assures Nigerians that sooner than later these noble dispensers of justice will give a judgement that will represent a historic denunciation of electoral fraud and mandate bandit.