A senior advocate of Nigeria, Livy uzoukwu will lead the legal team of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential poll in court and retrieve what Atiku has described as his “stolen mandate.”.
Paul Ibe, his media adviser, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Recall that INEC had delcared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of that election with over three million votes.
But PDP rejected the result and Atiku had described the election as shame that debased the Nigerian democracy.
The former vice president had vowed to seek redress in court.
“I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved.
“I am encouraged by the presence of fearless men and women of the bench. The judiciary which had in the past discharged itself ably is once again being called upon to deliver judgement on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the threat of immoral power,” the statement quoted Atiku to have said.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus had said the legal team would consist of more than 18 lawyers.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that Atiku had told the legal team to argue that the Election Tribunal should declare him the winner of the election based on the results available to the party’s agents.