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Presidential election: Atiku inaugurates legal team

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday inaugurated a legal team headed by Livy Uzoukwu, SAN to challenge the result of the February 23 presidential election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on February 27 declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election after polling 15,191,847 votes against Mr Atiku’s 11,262,978 votes.

Atiku had on Thursday, 28 February, rejected the result citing several malpractices including the alleged use of the military to perfect voters’ intimidation and suppression in PDP strongholds,

A, in a statement by his Media Advicer, Paul Ibe, 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.”

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