2023 Presidential Election Results: Labour Party Releases List of Peter Obi's Legal Team
Following its decision to challenge the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, the Labour Party (LP) has unveiled the legal team to defend its candidate, Peter Obi.
A statement on the LP's website indicates that the legal team is headed by Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).
Among the 60 members of the legal team are:
- S. T. Hon (SAN)
- J. S. Okutepa (SAN)
- Olumide Ayeni (SAN)
- Olalekan Ojo (SAN)
- Audu Anuga (SAN)
- Professor Agbo J. Madaki Esq
- Nguemu Uja, Esq
- F. N Ogbe, Esq
- Dayo Ashomibare, Esq
- Precious Amukpo, Esq
- David Agashua, Esq
- Michaelson L. Hon, Esq
- Olusola Ebisemi
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng gathers that the LP's presidential campaign council also has a legal directorate which is headed by Victoria Shanti Esq and Yakubu Saleh Bawa ESQ.
INEC chairman meets Peter Obi's legal team
Meanwhile, the Labour Party's legal team has met with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, at the commission's headquarters in Abuja.
According to INEC on its Facebook page, the meeting was centred around the inspection of the electoral materials deployed by the commission on the February 25 presidential election.
The lawyers said they were at the commission's headquarters to find out about the modalities required to have access to the sensitive electoral materials. While addressing the legal practitioners, Yakubu assured the team that the commission had nothing to hide and that he was meeting with INEC commissioners at the state level to assemble all the necessary documents.
2023 presidency: "I won and I'll prove it", Peter Obi speaks to Nigerians
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obi addressed Nigerians on the conduct and results of the February 25 presidential elections.
He expressed gratitude to all Nigerians, especially Obidients who came out en masse to exercise their franchise by voting for him.
The former Anambra state governor argued that he won the election and will prove it, insisting that a new Nigeria is possible and that he will work for it. He also claimed that the 2023 presidential election was a clear deviation from what Nigerians were promised.