The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Uche Secondus, on Friday, said the party had assembled more than 18 lawyers to go to court to contest the declaration of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress(PDP), President Muhammadu Buhari, as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
He stated that the party was not under pressure by the National Peace Committee headed by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), or any other group not to go to court.
While speaking with journalists in Abuja, he said, “They have been intimidating and freezing the accounts of our members weeks before the election. Up till now, some people are being detained and harassed. That is ongoing. We are in a police state. Right now, the entire country has turned to a police state. That will not discourage us from going to court. As for court, we will go to court. We are not fighting. We will go to court. No pressure whatsoever. We have assembled more than 18 lawyers.”
The Legal Adviser to the PDP, Mr Emmanuel Enoiden, said the party would unveil the legal team on Saturday. Although he declined to name the members of the legal team but said they were among the best legal brains in the country.