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Obi enlists 20 SANs, APC might rent 12 as events gear up for courtroom

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Based on a report by Sunday PUNCH, the Labour Get together has lined up 20 SANs to problem the end result of the train on behalf of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Pulse reported that president-elect and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was declared winner of the controversial election by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.


Based on INEC, the previous Lagos State governor polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Get together standard-bearer, who scored 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes respectively.

It would be recalled that, throughout separate press conferences held final week, Obi and Atiku had rejected the outcomes introduced by INEC, claiming that the method was marred by huge rigging and manipulation of outcomes.

In the meantime, sources inside the Labour Get together informed Sunday PUNCH that the 20 SANs, drawn from completely different chambers throughout the nation, had been being provided with supplies that may be used as proof to upturn the end result in courtroom.

The Nationwide Secretary of the Labour Get together, Umar Farouk, informed the paper that some legal professionals have expressed their curiosity in becoming a member of the authorized battle to assist Obi show his case.


Farouk’s phrases: Now we have greater than 20 SANs which can be keen to take part and supply their providers for the renewal and emergence of a brand new Nigeria. As I’m speaking to you, our legal professionals are engaged on it.

“However this isn’t one thing we will talk about on the pages of a newspaper. All I can let you know is that we have now began ‘trekking’ to the courtroom.”

APC reacts: In his response, the spokesman of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Marketing campaign Council, Festus Keyamo (SAN), stated Tinubu and the council weren’t intimidated by the authorized risk of the opposition.

Keyamo additionally informed Sunday Punch that the authorized directorate of the PCC was placing collectively a staff of greater than 12 SANs to defend Tinubu’s mandate amidst claims rigging by the opposition.


Keyamo’s phrases:The variety of our advocates is round that determine (12). However I can’t affirm the precise figures in the intervening time. Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter the variety of SANs the Labour Get together is parading. It’s not a contest.

“I’m a lawyer and might let you know particularly that the numbers don’t matter. It’s all concerning the high quality of proof. However I can let you know that we have now sufficient to nullify extra of their votes than theirs to nullify our personal.”