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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case


Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case
Livy Uzoukwu, a counsel to Atiku Abubakar, says the legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has sufficient fact to back its case.

Speaking with reporters in Abuja, the lawyer said although the team had challenges accessing the electoral materials, that would not deter them from continuing with the suit.

Atiku has prayed the presidential election tribunal to declare him winner of the February 23 election or cancel it.

“I believe we have sufficient facts to move the court to appreciate our case and grant us our reliefs,” he said.

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“We are ready and prepared to prove our case because it all depends on proofs and we are ready to prove our case. We have filed the petition, which is most fundamental with some documents.

“We may be having some challenges accessing documents from INEC, notwithstanding, we have filed the petition and with time, INEC shall be made to obey the orders of the court of appeal and grant us access to electoral documents.

“That we have filed petition does not mean we can not make use of those documents when we eventually secure them from INEC.

“Some members of the team were in INEC three times last week, they were in INEC yesterday and even today but they asked them to come tomorrow (Tuesday), that by tomorrow they will provide them with some documents.

“I do hope that INEC will keep to its words and do the needful, because they have no option as far as the matter is concerned. Because we are talking about the compliance with an order of the court.

“But I believe we have substantial facts to prove our case, to prove our entitlement to the main relief. I’m convinced beyond any doubt that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar won the election.”

The lawyer said Atiku won majority of the lawful votes cast during the presidential election.

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