By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday assembled a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers to represent it at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The legal team will defend the victory of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Petition Tribunal.
This is contained in a statement issued by Ahmad El-Marzuq, APC National Legal Adviser.
According to him, 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 (SAN), will be 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.
Meanwhile, he urged the party’s members to support the team in its effort to defend the will and mandate of the people at the Feb. 25 presidential election.
Also, he called on all parties involved to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and respect for the rule of law throughout the legal process.
The full list of the Legal team is as follows:
1. Lateef Fagbemi (Lead Counsel)
2. Ahmad El-Marzuq (Life Bencher)
3. Sam Ologunorisa
4. Rotimi Oguneso
5. Olabisi Syebo
6. Gbotega Oyewole
7. Muritala Abdulrasheed
8. Aliyu Saiki
9. Tajudeen Oladoja
10. Pius Akubo
11. Oluseye Opasanya
12. Suraju Saida
13. Kazeem Adeniyi