PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar lost the election to APC candidate and current president Muhammadu Buhari in the Saturday February 23, 2019 president election. Surprisingly to everyone, Atiku refused to concede the election to president Buhari. He stated that he would challenge the election result in court to prove that he should have won the election.
Atiku’s Legal Team
Atiku has formed a legal team that will be led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN. Dr Uzoukwu is an experienced lawyer when it comes to election petitions.
What we know about Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN
- He attended University of Ife and he was called to bar in July 1982
- He received LLD from University of South Africa in 2010
- Became Attorney – General and Commissioner for justice, Imo State
“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”, – Atiku
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election. As a result, this lawsuit will not stop the president elect from executing his power as the president of Nigeria.
The case will be a long case and we will bring you updates as they become available.