A member of the All Progressive Congress presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo, explained why he was not among the party’s appointed attorneys to defend President-elect Bola Tinubu first. court.
No less than 13 experienced attorneys general have been listed by the All-Progressive Congress (APC) to represent the party in election petition court.
However, some netizens mocked Keyamo on social media that he did not make the list despite supporting Tinubu and APC.
In response, Keyamo said he was not on the list because he was still a minister in office.
According to him, the Constitution does not allow a serving minister to be listed as a member of a private legal group. However, he informed me that he could join the legal team after May 29, when his term is coming to an end.
“For those who made inquiries, a serving Minister (by our Constitution) cannot be listed in any private legal team, though he/she can support the team in preparation. Hence, the present cabinet ministers who are SANs can only formally join the Election Petition team after May 29th,” Keyamo said in a tweet on Tuesday.