By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the appointment of 13 luminaries as its legal team to defend the party’s presidential victory at Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
A statement in Abuja on Tuesday, 7 March 2023 by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka, named Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) as the lead counsel of the team.
Morka wrote: “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 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.
“The full list of the Legal team is as follows:
1. Lateef Fagbemi, SAN (Lead Counsel)
2. Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, ESQ. (Life Bencher)
3. Sam Ologunorisa, SAN
4. Rotimi Oguneso, SAN
5. Olabisi Soyebo, SAN
6. Gboyega Oyewole, SAN
7. Muritala Abdulrasheed, SAN
8. Aliyu Omeiza Saiki, SAN
9. Tajudeen Oladoja, SAN
10.Pius Akubo, SAN
11.Oluseye Opasanya, SAN
12.Suraju Saida, SAN
13.Kazeem Adeniyi, SAN
“We are confident that the legal team possesses the requisite expertise and experience to ensure a successful outcome for the APC in the Presidential Election Petition matters.
“We urge members of the Party to support the team in its effort to defend the will and mandate of the people. We also call on all parties involved to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and respect for the rule of law throughout the legal process,” Morka concluded.