Nollywood actor and veteran Nigerian movie star, Kenneth Okonkwo has joined other lawyers to defend the acclaimed stolen mandate of Peter Obi, former Anambra State governor and Presidential candidate for Labour Party in the recently held Nigeria General Elections.
Kenneth Okonkwo made the intention known on Monday as parties gathered at Appeal Court in Abuja, the venue for the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, wherein, the tribunal begins hearing on Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidency.
Kenneth Okonkwo who was also the spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, mentioned the names of other lawyers billed to defend the Labour party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the court of appeal.
He made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Monday.
Kenneth Okonkwo said in quote: “We have a formidable team of legal luminaries representing Peter Obi. From left is the head of the team, Livy Uzoukwu SAN, Awa Kalu SAN, Benbella Anachebe SAN, Kenneth Okonkwo (Esquire) and a host of other experienced lawyers. May God grant us the wisdom to recover the people’s mandate.”
It was observed that some aggrieved Nigerians stage protest at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, demanding the Court to stop inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Nigeria president on May 29, pending final judgement as the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal began pre-hearing the petitions challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election on Monday.
Images from the venue of the Tribunal showed that Peter Obi was in court in person as all the five Judges seated with Honourable Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani as Chairman of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
A photograph from Kunle Olasanmi indicated that the Chamber of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, PEPT, was filled to capacity with Lawyers, Journalists and others as the hearing began on the 2023 presidential election petitions, at the Court of Appeal headquarters, venue of the Tribunal, in Abuja, on Monday morning.
Kunle Olasanmi in an earlier photographs showed that the door of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, PEPT, was locked as Lawyers hang around ahead of the commencement of the hearing of the petitions on the 2023 presidential election, at the Court of Appeal Headquarters.