BREAKING: APC appoints 12 SANS to defend Tinubu’s Victory [FULL LIST]

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the mandate of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in the just concluded polls.

The highly controversial election results has caused two major opposition contenders in the race, Mr. Peter Obi and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to head to court to seek redress.

Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, almost two million votes more than his closest rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). While Atiku came second with 6,984,520 votes, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, finished the race with 6,101,533. Both Atiku and Obi have rejected the outcome of the election, vowing to challenge the result in court.

But the ruling party says it is willing to meet the parties in court. In a statement on Tuesday, the party’s National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, released the 13-man list comprising 12 senior advocates.

Top on the list is a legal icon, Wole Olanipekun, who is also the lead counsel to the ruling party at the Presidential Election Tribunal.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers to represent the Party at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the statement read.

“The team is comprised of legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law, and litigation.

“The legal team consisting of twelve (12) Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the National Legal Adviser of the Party, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, Esq., is led by Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, a renowned lawyer who has successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases.”

Other members of the list are Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, Sam Ologunorisa, Rotimi Oguneso, Olabisi Soyebo, Gboyega Oyewole, Muritala Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Omezia Saiki, Tajudeen Oladoja, Pius Akubo, Oluseye Opasanya, Suraju Saida and Kazeem Adeniyi.

The party is “confident that the legal team possesses requisite expertise and experience to ensure a successful outcome for the APC in the Presidential Election Petition matters.”

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  1. Since all the three mega parties participated in the presidention election from the beggining to the end, they should equally understand that it wasn’t only one parry the rigged the election. Was is it because the results were not offloaded from cyber in the INEC Head quarter as earlier announced. The Youth are seriously ready to take over the leadership of this country from the hands of aged ones. I can’t wait to see the 2027 elections

    1. You’re right,and you are speaking my mind and millions Nigeria youths,through these we will know more better of a dying Nigeria or ressurecting Nigeria.

  2. Lawyers entering their season is not as important as the many years APC has taken the country back from becoming a great nation.No number of seasoned legal luminaries to defend the indefensible will be applauded in the face widespread public odium implanted on our pride as a country trying to become a nation!

  3. So sad and disheartening the level illiteracy on social media by Nigerians…Who are those pushing Obi to contend the result, pastors I one will surrender political power of Nigeria to Biafra agigating people, Obi can’t be president now, ..u contend this election, u contend with the Yoruba silently..The Hausa has seen that u want power by all means and u wouldn’t get it..Obi has divided Nigeria by this election on religion bases..Calm down and prepare for another four years and use the time to make inroads into the North and earn their trust..If not that pdp was divided bf the election, u wouldn’t make 3m votes…Obi is hasty and impatient and do I need remind u, Nigeria is not Anambra…The North will bury ur kill and u will make more enemies than friends…U can’t use youths, pastors and religion to be a Nigeria President Mr Obi…If it’s between u and Tinubu without Atiku, u would have been disgraced by the North…Hasua can’t not and will never Vote Igbo Man …Never…Go and make more ground in the North …Tinubu is a dangerous fighter and a lion…He is ready for any one 30 years ago…

    1. You made alot of sense. But alot of people won’t understand what you just said. It’s a fact and a painful Truth. A reality that the Ibos have failed to see.

  4. Where is the name of the stupid keyamo that said he was part of the team of Lawyers to defend the stolen mandate?
    Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner.

  5. Please, we want peace to reign supreme in this country.
    INEC has performed excellently. All it remains is for the people to come together and move the country forward

  6. Is now clear that what we’re insinuating is true for them to look for high advocates BUT I ASURE YOU THAT WE HAVE THE HIGHEST ADVOCATE WHICH IS GOD HIMSELF

  7. Is now clear that what we’re insinuating is true for them to look for high advocates BUT I ASURE YOU THAT WE HAVE THE HIGHEST ADVOCATE WHICH IS GOD HIMSELF.
    And for the lawyers get ready to face the WRATH of GOD if you support lies.

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