President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Election tribunal sitting
today is being represented by the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu.
Ribadu who arrived the Tuesday’s proceedings in Abuja, made this
announcement when the matter slated for the day, the petition filed by Hope
Democratic Party and its candidate, Ambrose Awuru, was called.
Ceiria News understands that Ribadu is a top member of the All Progressives
Congress from Adamawa State.
The APC was represented by Dare Oketade, who identified himself as the
party’s head of legal services.
The Independent National Electoral Commission was represented by its Director, Legal Services, Oluwatoyin Babalola, Punch reports.
However, while Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), led Buhari’s legal team, Lateef
Fagbemi (SAN) led APC’s team of lawyers.
There are three other petitions filed by other political parties, including
the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party and its
presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Meanwhile, the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa,
leads the five-man bench of the tribunal.
The PDP had last week, called for the removal of Justice Bulkachuwa, as
they alleged she is a person on interest in the case as she is married to
an APC legislator, This online News reports.