APC assembles Presidential Election Petition Legal Team, names Fagbemi as lead counsel
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 8, 2023
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday in Abuja, assembled a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers to represent it at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
According to a statement by Ahmad El-Marzuq, APC National Legal Adviser, 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), was led by Lateef Fagbemi, a renowned lawyer.
Mr El-Marzuq said Mr Fagbemi had successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases.
He listed other members of the team, apart from himself and Mr Fagbemi as Sam Ologunorisa, Rotimi Oguneso, Olabisi Syebo, Gbotega Oyewole, Muritala Abdulrasheed and Aliyu Saik among others.
Premium times reports that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate and Peter Obi, Labour Party candidate, who were defeated at the polls, have challenged the outcome of the election in court, alleging electoral fraud.