Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council clarifies the cost of legal representation.

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Regarding the party’s legal expenditures, the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council has provided explanations on a few of the items it made public.

For more information, the party states that N744,500,000.00 was a general legal amount to lawyers that included other costs in the cost of legal representation.

The party stated that the money it pays its attorneys’ fees is still a matter of personal choice and that its overall legal costs cannot be associated with any particular industry.

The party stated in a statement provided to reporters on Thursday that the amount also includes costs for travel, lodging, research, local and international airfares, and stationery for its different documents.

“We would like to be on the same page with the public on this matter and to remind the public that it encompasses all the things concerning our legal cases, ranging from pre-election to post-election legal processes,” a statement signed by Dr Yunusa Tanko, the Chief Spokesperson of the Obi-Datti Campaign Committee, said.

“Including also the filing of cases before elections, on matters involving our candidate, transmitting and photocopying of legal documents, bringing experts from overseas during our post-election legal battles, and their accommodation all form the legal expenses.

“Also included were the funding of lawyers sent to States to collect electoral materials from INEC State offices and financial assistance to some of the candidates of the Party who had legal issues, among others.

“As a body determined to inject sanity into our polity, We will continue in the right direction in ensuring that we transparently account for these funds.

“We continue to thank those who assisted us in one way or the other, especially our legal team at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, whose hard work and sacrifices remain immeasurable, despite the outcome of our election petitions, which can only be blamed on the Nigerian factor.

“And to keep assuring Nigerians, especially the youths, that a New Nigeria is possible, and that we must remain committed to our journey irrespective of the present challenges we face.”

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