Atiku Abubakar, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has set up a legal team as he heads to the tribunal to seek rerun of the election.
The team headed by, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), was inaugurated in Abuja on Saturday to challenge the result of the presidential polls. The mandate of the team is to ask the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to remove President Muhammadu Buhari as president-elect or to order a rerun.
Atiku said on Saturday that he was encouraged to go ahead with the court case because of the presence of fearless men and women of 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 able 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.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said the legal team would consist of more than 18 lawyers.