Report reaching us say that the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has launched a legal team to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded February 23 elections in court.
This legal team is to be headed by Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).
The mandate given to them according to sources linked to Atiku Abubakar is for them to ask the Presidential Elections Tribunal to sack President Muhammadu Buhari.
The team was also debating to either ask the tribunal to declare the former Vice President as the winner of the election or order a rerun.
INEC the electoral umpire declared President Buhari the winner of the elections on Wednesday and the victory has been affirmed by many international and local observers, world leaders and international organizations as well.
Atiku Abubakar however, rejected the results on Thursday citing the use of the military to allegedly perfect voter intimidation and suppression of votes in the PDP strongholds; connivance by the INEC officials and security agents and the ruling party to manufacture bogus figures and outright falsification of the results from the polling units as his reasons.
He said on Saturday that he was excited to go to court because of the fearless men and women on the bench.
He said, “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.”
He also assured Nigerians, according to a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, that “sooner than later, these noble dispensers of justice will give a judgement that will represent a historic denunciation of electoral fraud and mandate banditry.”