The legal team of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, has placed a ban on media interviews throughout the defense of their client in the three petitions against him.

The legal team ordered that any lawyer that flouts the ban, no matter his rank or how highly placed, would be kicked out of the defense team.

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Adeniyi Akintola, conveyed the decision of the team to the court at Tuesday’s proceedings.


Akintola did not adduce any reason why the ban was adopted.

He said that the same ban has been extended to Tinubu.

The senior lawyer said that the ban on media interviews by the legal team would be strictly observed and enforced.

Chairman of the Court, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, however, did not react to the decision when presented in the open court.




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