Pius Akubo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria declines offer to defend Tinubu in court
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Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Pius Akubo has declined the appointment to join the legal team defending the President-elect Tinubu in court.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) appointed several Senior Advocates of Nigeria to defend the party and Bola Tinubu in court regarding his controversial win in the February 25 presidential election. However, Pius Akubo rejected the offer to join the team. In a press statement, he explained that he was not informed or notified about the appointment to defend Tinubu in court.

According to the statement, β€œIn 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. 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."

Furthermore, Mr. Akubo stated that even if he had been informed of the appointment earlier, he would not have accepted it due to personal reasons. He pointed out that he could not defend the former Lagos governor for personal reasons, and therefore, declined the appointment.

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