INEC To Tribunal Atiku’s Lawyer Not Licensed To Practise in Nigeria
INEC To Tribunal Atiku’s Lawyer Not Licensed To Practise in Nigeria: In what will come to many as a shock, INEC has alleged that Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer doesn’t have the licence to practice in Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria.
“That the Petitioner’s Petition, List of Witnesses and List of Documents as filed are incompetent and ought to be struck out as same were not signed by a legal practitioner enrolled in the Supreme Court of Nigeria and licensed to practise in Nigeria,” read INEC’s response to Atiku’s petition.
Speaking with reporters in March, Uzoukwu had said the legal team of the PDP presidential candidate had sufficient fact to back its case.
The electoral umpire, however, prayed that the petition be struck out for lack of competence.