President-elect Bola Tinubu reportedly engages 50 SANs to defend his election

President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has inaugurated a team of 50 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend his election at the February 25, 2023 presidential pool before the Court of Appeal.

Tinubu was said to have instructed the 50-member team that the task before them is not just about defending his election, noting that it is a task that has the defence of democracy as its major prime.

Leadership reports that this was disclosed by Tinubu’s lead counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), at the inaugural meeting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, March 8.

The president-elect referred to the results of the presidential election, particularly those of Lagos and Katsina, his home state and that of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the defeat s¥ffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) were unthinkable outcomes that were only possible due to the free and fair nature of the election.


Tinubu noted his complete trust in the abilities of members of his legal team, just as he said over the years he had worked with most of them in the course of his own defence of democracy and democratic institutions.

He expressed complete faith in the ability of members of the team to bring their wealth of knowledge, experience and diligence to bear in the defence of popular wishes of the Nigerian people.

This comes a day after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, inaugurated a legal team which include 17 SANs to challenge the controversial presidential election.


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