Bauchi state Governor-elect, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has said five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and other lawyers will defend him at the state Election Petition Tribunal.
He stated this while answering questions at a meeting with over 100 members of Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBALAC) who promised to offer free legal service to him at the tribunal.
He said that it is very commendable for him and the PDP to have lawyers who offer their unsolicited legal service at a time when their services are needed.
“For me to get this free of charge and for you to offer your service at no cost shows patriotism,” he said.
The Governor-elect promised that the PDP will operate an all-inclusive government that will provide opportunities to the citizens of the state to enable them contribute towards its development.
In his address, BOBALAC’s Chief Convener, Barrister Shipi Rabo Esq said the interaction with the Governor-elect was to reiterate their position of offering free legal services to him at the tribunal.
According to him, the number of lawyers has now risen from the initial 50 to almost 100 as more members have shown their willingness to join the group to fight for justice at the tribunal.
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Governor-elect, Senator Baba Tela, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi and the State PDP chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam.
Other PDP chieftains present at the meeting are: Alhaji Abubakar Kari, former Member, House of Representatives, Alhaji Hamisu Mohammed Shira and a host of others.