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Atiku Hires 18 Lawyers To Challenge Buhari Victory, Demands Forensic Analysis Of Election Ballot Papers

atiku hires 18 lawyers challenge buhari court

Atiku Set To Petition Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal To Sack President Buhari

Atiku Hires 18 Lawyers To Challenge Buhari Victory, Demands Forensic Analysis Of Election Ballot Papers

The PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar who is yet to concede defeat has asked his legal team to call for sack of his opponent, President Buhari .

Atiku on Friday inaugurated a legal team headed by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Livy Uzoukwu to ask the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to sack Buhari.

It was also being considered, as of the time of going to press on Saturday night, that the team was debating to either ask the tribunal to declare the former Vice President as the winner of the election or order a rerun.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Wednesday, declared Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the election.

However, Atiku, on Thursday, rejected the result, citing several malpractices including the use of the military to allegedly perfect voter intimidation and suppression of votes in the PDP strongholds; connivance by the INEC officials and security agents and the ruling party to manufacture bogus figures and outright falsification of the results from the polling units.

Atiku said on Saturday that he was encouraged to go ahead with the court case because of the presence of fearless men and women of the Bench.

He said;

“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.”

He also assured Nigerians, according to a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, that “sooner than later, these noble dispensers of justice will give a judgement that will represent a historic denunciation of electoral fraud and mandate banditry.”

The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said the legal team would consist of more than 18 lawyers.

Investigations by one of our correspondents showed on Saturday that the former vice president had given out a mandate to the legal team to argue that the tribunal should declare him the winner of the election based on the results available to the party’s agents.

Analysis done by election experts and academics close to the former ruling party and its presidential candidate was said to have given impetus to the alleged rigging of the election by the ruling party.

One of the sources said;

“Whosoever cares to analyse the announced results would see a clear pattern of systematic vote allocations based on a careful study of previous national election results.

“But this time round, what the riggers did was to suppress the result figures in the PDP strongholds of the South-East and South-South, but went ahead to maintain the usual wide margins between the PDP and President Buhari. They equally did the same in the Christian North (areas), but allowed a slide margin.

“Seemingly skillfully, they still maintained the high figures in Buhari’s strongholds, and at the same time, retaining the usual wide margins against the PDP.

“All these are done so as to guarantee more votes for Buhari against Atiku. Anyone can see through this clumsy scheme and the solution to it is simple.”

It was also gathered that the PDP and Atiku would also ask the tribunal to order a forensic analysis of the ballot papers used for the election.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on the other hand said the party was prepared to meet Atiku at the tribunal.

He said;

“It is within his right to go to the court to ventilate his grievances. We are prepared to meet him in court and not shaken by that.

“We have evidence of electoral fraud perpetrated by the PDP, we will be willing to confront them (members) in court.”



  1. Dorothy california

    March 3, 2019 at 4:59 AM

    Take heart Atiku. The money you spent is the problem.
    U can’t do anything. Just take heart

  2. Ifeanyi

    March 3, 2019 at 5:37 AM

    We fit help am with the forensic analysis.
    We no say E don spend plenty money already, so, we go less am.
    E go cost am only 12 billion naira for the analysis.
    Kindness na our motto.

  3. Fifelomo

    March 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Bring it on……

  4. Ace

    March 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Of course it’s Lawyers turn to chop out of our loot, hahahaha”forensic analysis” in naija kwaa! Infact, na dia ur thief money go finish, u beta accept defeat and keep ya loot. Dem go push you so tay, wen table turn, u nor go see dem. Epele o, broda ????

  5. Akintunde Jegwah

    March 3, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    The victory of Buhari is GOD wish because this is the only government that is fighting corruption since independence in this country. So, Atiku go and relax with his money.

  6. Amanda

    March 3, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Lawyers should simply use this avenue to enrich themselves. Make fortune from this man. Buhari used to lose. He lost against OBJ in 2003 and went to court to challenge and still lost. He lost against Yar’adua in 2007 and went to court to challenge it and still lost. He lost against GEJ in 2011 and went to court to challenge it and still lost.

    Therefore, Atiku has the right to challenge the result and at the end of the day he will lose. He needs to understand that once someone is declared winner to the world it is not done to redo it. Therefore, Atiku should wait till 2019 (is over) and also wait till 2023 and 2027. After losing 12yrs in a row, he may be able to win 2031. At that time he will be 88 yrs old. I am sure he will be less concern about worldly materials.

    Eniti ko ba gba kadara, a gba kodoro

    His anger and frustration should be directed at his former boss, OBJ, the chief looter

  7. Yiobayae

    March 3, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Me I dey think say dis Atiku be smart man, say E go learn from Abiola experience, but, E don go seek backing from the same losers associations (Afenifere be the worst of them). By the time things get worse for am, E go turn around, dem go don run leave am.

  8. Ama

    March 3, 2019 at 9:54 PM

    This is waste of money whilst people don’t have their pension and salary paid. I am sorry to say for him to let Nigerians think and know he can be a good president, all these money for hungry lawyers should be diverted to a good cause so the next election, people will vote for him. If he is thinking of the country and the people, look at how much money have gone into the election process. So if he was poor will he think of going to court?

  9. DB

    March 4, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    At least you have stolen enough money to hire lawyers even from the moon. All thos monies are not for decoration. They are meant to be spent on something. So let the money roll!

  10. NIYI

    March 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    God is just pushing Atiku to spend most of his ill gotten wealth to en-rich some Nigeria who’s grandparents pension has been stolen in the past, and i pray he never come close to power again.

  11. ade eagle

    March 4, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    i want him to continue to waste his money until he become skint and start selling all his properties and companies one by one after-all its our money that he stole

  12. ade eagle

    March 4, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    “your papa die you dey look for all the people wey owe your papa money, you go see people wey your papa also owe money”…… if you want to see how APC rigged in some states you will also see how PDP rigged in some states you are all corrupt bastards

  13. ade eagle

    March 4, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    desperate bastard you want to go back to ASO ROCK to loot more money and sell Nigeria may God punish all your family

  14. Rosy

    March 4, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Those lawyers will still be influenced by Buhari. our country is full of corruption

  15. Lola O

    March 7, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    A good year for the lawyers. Dem don hit lottery jackpot money o. Atiku stole enough money to feed 400 Nigerians for 400 years, according to his master in crime Obasanjo. I will represent you if you want me to, my hourly rate is $450 US dollars per hour, free first class travel tickets and all expenses paid housing and transportation in Ikoyi, Lagos. Who no want better things? It’s our money the bastards are spending

  16. Lola O

    March 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    400 million people for 400 million years, correction. Go read OBJ’s book

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