The All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday, in Abuja, assembled a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers to represent it at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
According to a statement by Ahmad El-Marzuq, APC National Legal Adviser, the team comprised legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law and litigation.
He said the legal team, consisting of 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, was led by Prince Lateef Fagbemi, a renowned lawyer.
El-Marzuq said Fagbemi had successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases.
He expressed confidence that the legal team possesses the requisite expertise and experience to ensure a successful outcome for the APC in the Presidential Election Petition matters.
The APC National Legal Adviser urged the party’s members to support the team in its effort to defend the will and mandate of the people at the February 25 presidential election.
He also called on all parties involved to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and respect for the rule of law throughout the legal process.
This team is aside from the 50 Senior Advocates of Nigeria led by Chief Wole Olankpekun (SAN) put together by the party’s Presidential Campaign Council.
The legal team includes Lateef Fagbemi (Lead Counsel); Ahmad El-Marzuq (Life Bencher); Sam Ologunorisa;Rotimi Oguneso; Olabisi Syebo; Gbotega Oyewole; Muritala Abdulrasheed; Aliyu Saiki; Tajudeen Oladoja; Pius Akubo; Oluseye Opasanya; Suraju Saida and Kazeem Adeniyi.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, and Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate, who were defeated at the polls have currently challenged the outcome of the election in court, alleging electoral fraud.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Sen. Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, as winner of the election with 8, 794,726 votes.
Abubakar, Tinubu’s closest rival, got 6, 984, 520 votes while Obi polled 6,101, 533 at the election, according to INEC.