Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar has inaugurated his legal team, made up of at least 19 senior advocates of Nigeria, to challenge outcome of the poll.
The team is headed by Chief J. K. Gadzama (SAN).
The members of the team are Chief Chris Uche (SAN), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), Tayo Jegede (SAN), Ken Mozia (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Mahmood Magaji (SAN), Joe Abraham (SAN), Mr. Chukwuma Umeh (SAN), Dr. Garba Tetengi (SAN) and Chief Emeka Etiaba (SAN).
It also included, Chief Goddy Uche (SAN), Prof. Maxwell Gidado (SAN); the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, A. K. Ajibade (SAN), Mr. O. M. Atoyebi (SAN), Mrs. Nella Rabana (SAN), Paul Ogbole (SAN), Nuremi Jimoh (SAN), and Abdul Ibrahim (SAN).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had controversial declared APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President-Elect, even when it was in doubt as to whether he had satisfied the legalrequirements.
Atiku, while inaugurating the legal team at the conference room of his campaign office headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, charged them to establish the claim of illegality in the February 25 presidential election and reclaim the mandate of the Nigerian people.
He added that it was crucial that they work assiduously in reclaiming the mandate not necessarily because of him and the PDP, but “to strengthen democracy and the electoral process and for generations unborn.”