88-year-old legal luminary, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN) led the legal team the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the presidential election tribunal on Thursday.
Atiku and the PDP are petitioning the court to declare them the winner of the 2019 presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared president Muhammadu Buhari the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election.
Today’s Echo gathered that octogenarian, Prof Akabueze requested that he may be permitted to sit in his wheelchair to address the court, and the court graciously granted him and permitted the erudite legal luminary to address the court sitting down.
Former governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP wrote about the event:
“It was reassuring that notwithstanding his age and health challenges, Prof Ben Nwabueze (SAN), patriot and foremost constitutional lawyer, led our legal team at the commencement of trial at the Presidential Election Petition, today.”