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The Presidency has promised the people of Nigeria not allow the June 12, 1993, saga repeat itself.

This was revealed by the Malam Garba Shehu, a spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The presidency disclosed that the February 25 presidential election even characterised by irregularities would not be cancelled.

The spokesperson implored political parties and their candidates not comfortable with the results of the election to visit the court.

He made this revelation in a statement titled ”At the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, LDCs”.

The statement reads in part: “Before the trip, he was faced with orchestrated attempts to poison public opinion against national institutions, particularly the presidential election and its conduct by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as an institution, against which vile and unsubstantiated allegations were hurled.

“The wishful thinkers appeared to assume that the June 12, 1993, election crisis, the worst ever since the civil war, could be recreated.”

The Informant247 recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

According to INEC, Tinubu came victorious with 8.8 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar came second with 6.9 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, had 6.1 million votes.

Atiku and Obi who were not comfortable with the outcome of the February 25 presidential election have filed petitions at the election tribunal to challenge the emergence of Tinubu as the Nigerian leader.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has engaged 12 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to defend the victory of the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the just concluded presidential election.

The party declared its readiness to defend the victory of the presidential candidate.

This was revealed in a statement released by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq.

The statement revealed the 13-man list comprising 12 senior advocates.

The legal luminary, Wole Olanipekun, who topped the list is to lead the legal operation of the party at the Presidential Election Tribunal.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers to represent the Party at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the statement read.

“The team is composed of legal luminaries with vast experience in election petition matters, constitutional law, and litigation.

“The legal team consisting of twelve (12) Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the National Legal Adviser of the Party, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, Esq., is led by Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, a renowned lawyer who has successfully handled various high-profile election matters and other landmark cases.”

Other members are:

Sam Ologunorisa,

Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq,

Olabisi Soyebo,

Rotimi Oguneso,

Muritala Abdulrasheed,

Gboyega Oyewole,

Tajudeen Oladoja,

Aliyu Omezia Saiki,

Oluseye Opasanya,

Pius Akubo,

Kazeem Adeniyi and,

Suraju Saida

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