Pius Akubo, Senior Advocate for Nigeria (SAN), declined the assignment to join the legal team representing President-elect Tinubu in court.
To represent the party and President-elect Bola Tinubu in court on his controversial victory in the February 25 presidential election, the All-Progressive Congress (APC) hired some of its best lawyers. domestic.
Pius Akubo, one of the lawyers, opposed the appointment. The lawyer said in a press release that he was not informed of his appointment to join the legal team representing Tinubu in court.
The statement reads:
“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 thoughts were being entertained, Mr. Akubo emphasized that he could not, for personal reasons, defend the former Lagos governor.
“In the circumstance and for personal reasons, I hereby decline the said appointment,” he added.