BREAKING: Why Obi, Atiku should demand a refund from their lawyers, by Olabode Opeseitan

I find this story fascinating. PANDEF asked the lawyers who represented Mr. Peter Obi of Labour Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party to apologise to both clients because they didn’t do a good job of presenting their cases at the Presidential Election and Petition Tribunal….CONTINUE READING

“We followed the extensive judgment that lasted for about 11 hours and it was elaborate.

“The Justices of the Court of Appeal made exclusive explanations and detailed ruling on the matter,” said the National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Ken Robinson.

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I have also read the response by both Obi and Atiku, vowing to appeal the judgement. It is absolutely within their rights to pursue their cases all the way to the Supreme Court, particularly if they have the resources to spare. That is the beauty of democracy. Anyone who is aggrieved can seek redress in court. The only difference, is that they are totally hopeless cases and anyone who wants to be true to self knew this from the onset.

What Obi and Atiku should actually be doing now is having a sit-down with their lawyers to demand a refund. Unconfirmed reports said that billions of naira were invested into that exercise in legal futility. The only way, I believe, that those very senior lawyers could be excused from this is if they had told their clients ab initio that they were bad cases, but the clients insisted on going ahead.

I think lawyers have the best job in the world where you continue to rake in a fortune even when results are unimpressive….CONTINUE READING

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