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Prof. Ben Nwabueze & Atiku Abubakar.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and former Minister of Education and Youth Development, Professor Ben Nwabueze, this morning made a brief appearance before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in Abuja, announcing himself as the leader of the petitioners’ legal team.


Prof Nwabueze, who was brought in on a wheelchair, later read a prepared speech before the commencement of proceedings and took his leave about 30 minutes later.

According to the SAN, “My appearance is to underscore the importance of this case for the nation’s democratic development”, this was before the tribunal 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.