Election Tribunal: 87-year old Ex-Minister Leads Atiku’s Legal Team
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Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), former Minister of Education and Youth Development, Thursday before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) announced himself as the leader of the petitioners’ legal team For Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the 2019 eections, Atiku Abubakar, Concise News reports.

According to The Nation, Nwabueze, who was brought in ia wheelchair, later read a prepared speech before the commencement of proceedings and took his leave about 30 minutes later.

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The Senior Advocate, who was allowed to address the tribunal while sitting, said his appearance was to underscore the importance of the case for the nation’s democratic development.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has suspended proceedings to rule on an issue raised by the respondents, to the effect that the petitioners have not properly complied with an earlier order of the court.