The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has constituted his legal team to challenge the result of the presidential election.
In a statement sent to Naija News on Saturday, the team is headed by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Wednesday, 27 February declared Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the election.
However, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday rejected the result citing several malpractices including the use of the military to perfect voters’ intimidation and suppression in PDP strongholds, connivance of INEC officials, security agents, and the ruling party to manufacture bogus figures and outright falsification of the returns from the polling units.
Consequently, the former Vice President had given notice that he will use all available legitimate means to challenge the result of the election.
It would be recalled that Thursday night, the PDP presidential candidate met with members of the National Peace Committee prompting concerns in some quarters that he may have been prevailed upon not to proceed with the challenge.
“I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved”, Atiku said.
“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 judgment on this matter that will be untainted by lucre and uncowed by the threat of immoral power,” he added
Atiku assured Nigerians that sooner than later, the noble dispensers of justice will give a judgment that will represent a historic denunciation of electoral fraud and mandate bandit.