REVEALED; Why Festus Keyamo is not part of APC, Tinubu’s Legal team

REVEALED; Why Festus Keyamo is not part of APC, Tinubu’s Legal team

A member of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has taken to the social media to explain why he was left out of the legal team assembled by the party to defend the President-elect, Bola Tinubu in court.

Following spirited moves by the opposition parties to challenge Tinubu’s victory in court, the APC presidential council recently put together a team of 13 senior lawyers in the country to defend their candidate’s mandate in court, but Keyamo was conspicuously left out of the team.

Keyamo’s absence in the team caught the attention of some Nigerians on the social media, who mocked him on Tuesday.

But while reacting to the netizens on Twitter today, Keyamo said he was not on the list because he is still a serving minister.

He argued that the constitution does not allow a serving minister to be listed as a member of a private legal team.

However, he informed that he could join the legal team after May 29, when his tenure must have expired.

“For those who made inquiries, a serving Minister (by our Constitution) cannot be listed in any private legal team, though he/she can support the team in preparation. Hence, the present cabinet ministers who are SANs can only formally join the Election Petition team after May 29th,” Keyamo said.

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