Atiku Inaugurates Legal Team To Challenge Presidential Election Result
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice chairman, Atiku Abubakar, has inaugurated his felony crew to task the result of the just concluded presidential election.
According to a statement through his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the team inaugurated on Saturday is headed through a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Livy Uzoukwu.
“I actually have just inaugurated my prison group and charged them with the obligation of making sure that our stolen mandate is retrieved,” Atiku turned into quoted as announcing within the assertion.
He introduced, “I am recommended via the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench.
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“The judiciary which had within the beyond discharged itself ably is once again being called upon to supply judgement in this remember a good way to be untainted by means of lucre and uncowed by using the risk of immoral strength.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Muhammadu Buhari because the winner of the election on Wednesday, having polled the highest wide variety of votes in the ballot .
In his reaction, Atiku rejected the end result, alleging numerous malpractices along with using the navy to best electorate’ intimidation and suppression in PDP strongholds.
He had also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with INEC officials and security sellers to manufacture “bogus figures and outright falsification of the returns from the polling devices”.
The PDP candidate, thereafter, stated he would use all to be had legitimate means to venture the result of the election.
On Thursday, he met with individuals of the National Peace Committee lead with the aid of a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd).
Atiku confident Nigerians that sooner than later, the dispensers of justice could give a judgement which he stated would constitute “a ancient denunciation of electoral fraud and mandate bandit”.
Meanwhile, the former vp has vowed that he could under no condition “loan the mandate of Nigerians as freely expressed on the twenty third of February, 2019.”
He raised an alarm of alleged desperate actions to make him concede and congratulate President Buhari.
The PDP presidential candidate also alleged that his son-in-regulation, and finance director of his group of businesses, Babalele Abdullahi, was arrested in Abuja on Saturday, as part of the strain being established on him.
“In a desperate move to have Atiku Abubakar concede and congratulate General Muhammadu Buhari, officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about eight.30am these days (Saturday) invaded the Maitama house of Babalele,” a separate statement by Ibe claimed.
It brought, “They were, however, not given get right of entry to into the residence till his attorneys arrived.
“As a regulation-abiding citizen, Atiku Abubakar recognises the constitutional function of the EFCC and certainly some other enterprise of the government to perform investigations, but will now not be cowed by using any try to blackmail him into mortgaging his mandate.”
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