The People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has said the “crass ignorance and incomparable low level wretched illiteracy” is shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to his choice of Dr Livy Uzoukwu.
The declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the presidential election held on the 19th of February 2019 is been confronted by the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
Challenging his choice of Dr Uzoukwu, INEC had claimed that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was not in the lawyers roll call called to bar, making him not qualified to practice in Nigeria. What was signed on the counter affidavit by the learned, SAN as Dr Livy Uzoukwu as against one Dr. Livinus Uzoukwu has been recognized by INEC to be on the roll call, stating that both names cannot be referring to one person.
Atiku Abubakar stated that “crass ignorance” is been displayed by the electoral commission, as the Supreme Court as reconciled the use of abbreviations by counsel while reacting to the claim by INEC.
Noting that a team of lawyers has been put together by APC and INEC to mislead the courts and Nigerians in general as a result of the ‘fake’ WAEC certificate displayed by Buhari.
He said that, “It’s either INEC is not aware or chose to maintain a blind eye as far as this issue is concerned. How can you say a former Attorney General of Imo State and a SAN is not qualified to practice law in Nigeria? This is a clear case of crass ignorance and incomparable display of low level of illiteracy intended to mislead the court and Nigerians,”
Further referring Nigerians to the verdict passed by the Supreme Court statin the counsels can use appreciations as well as their full names.