Pius Akubo, a Senior Advocate of Nigerian attorney, declines appointment to represent Tinubu in court

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Pius Akubo turned down the opportunity to work with the legal team defending President-elect Tinubu in court.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) hired some of the top lawyers in the country to represent the party and the president-elect Bola Tinubu in court about his contested victory in the presidential election on February 25.

One of the attorneys, Pius Akubo, has protested to the appointment. In a news release, the lawyer claimed that he was not informed of his selection to join the legal team defending Tinubu in court.

Read the statement below;

“In the last twenty-four (24) hours or so, the social media space has been agog with a trending unsigned letter in respect of appointment of Presidential Election Petition Legal Team by All Progressives Congress (APC) wherein my name is listed as number 10,” said the senior lawyer in a statement.

Mr Akubo added, “With all due respect, I wish to state that I had no prior knowledge of the said appointment. As a matter of fact, I have not received any official communication on the subject matter hitherto. Suffice it to say that I was taken by surprise to hear of the said appointment vide social media.”

Even if such ideas were being explored, Mr. Akubo highlighted that he was unable to defend the former governor of Lagos due to personal considerations.

“In the circumstance and for personal reasons, I hereby decline the said appointment,” he added.

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