INEC names nine SANs to defend the election results

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has chosen nine Senior Advocates of Nigeria to defend the results of the February 25 presidential election.

According to City Lawyer, the team will be headed by former Nigerian Bar Association President Abubakar Mahmoud. (SAN). Stephen Adehi (SAN), Oluwakemi Pinheiro (SAN), Miannaya Essien (SAN), and Abdullahi Aliyu are also part of the team. (SAN).

According to a member of the legal team, four SANs who work in INEC’s legal section are also on the team, along with Garba Hassan, Musa Attah, and Patricia Obi.

INEC has budgeted over N3 billion to defend the outcomes of the presidential and national assembly elections on February 25 and the governorship and state assembly elections on March 18.

According to reports, several candidates who were defeated in the elections have filed petitions with the presidential and state election petition courts to dispute the results of the elections.

Over 100 election petitions have been filed across the nation by dissatisfied candidates and parties.

The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party, Peter Obi, the Action Alliance, Solomon Okangbuan, and the Allied Peoples Movement, Chichi Ojei, have all submitted petitions to have the presidential election results annulled.

The commission declared Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, the winner of the February 25 presidential election on March 1, 2023.

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