Sequel to the Court of Appeal notice of judgment by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, the head of the legal team to President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima has named representatives of his clients to the Court at the ruling.
Recall that the notice issued by its Chief Registrar, the appellate court had fixed Wednesday, 6th September 2023, for judgoment on petition Nos: CA/PEPC/03/2023, CA/PEPC/04/2023 and CA/PEPC/05/2023.
This is contained in a press release signed by a member of the legal team to President Tinubu and his Voice, Shettima, Babatunde Ogala, SAN.
The release reads in part: “The leader, Chief Wole Olanipekun, CFR; SAN is also of the view that in view of the restrictions, it will serve no useful purpose for a large team of counsel to be in court, only to go and listen to judgement being delivered by the Court.
“Thus, he has directed that the following counsel, from both the Inner and outer Bar are to be present in court to represent our clients on the 6th September 2023 to take judgement on their behalf:
- Anthony Malik, SAN
- Babatunde Ogala, SAN
- Remi Olatubora, SAN
- Mutalubi Ojo Adebayo, SAN
- Taiwo Lakanu, Esq.
- Emmanuel Uwadoka, Esq.
- Yinka Ajenifuja Esq.
- Akintola Makinde, Esq.
- Julius Ishola, Esq.
Ogala said the listed names have also been sent to the Court of Appeal for accreditation, and only they will be accredited as representing President Tinubu and Vice President, Shettima.
“The team leader craves the understanding of all” added the statement.