The Tinubu Presidential Legal Team (TPLT) has described as mischievous insinuations being made in certain quarters regarding the innocuous watermark of copies of the consolidated judgment of the Court of Appeal with the inscription “Tinubu Presidential Legal Team TPLT”.
The legal team while clearing air on the allegation over the weekend dispelled the insinuation being circulated regarding the judgment, saying it was untrue, unkind, unfair, and unfortunate.
According to the team, the other parties had the same certified copies of the judgment as them.
In a statement made available to Blueprint by the TPLT Coordinator, Babatunde Ogala SAN at the weekend, he maintained that the Certified True Copies (CTC) issued to the team and other parties in the petitions by the registry do not contain the said ‘watermark’ inscription.
The statement reads in part: “It is has become necessary to offer this clarification that the certified true copies issued to the team and other parties in the petitions by the registry do not contain the said inscription and that any insinuation to the contrary is untrue.
“Counsel to the petitioners will also appreciate the fact that the insinuations being circulated in some quarters are untrue, unkind, unfair, and unfortunate, as they have the same certified copies of the judgment as we have.
“After the delivery of judgment in the 3 (Three) election petitions by the Court of Appeal on September 6, 2023, the Court directed its registry to make physical copies of same available on September 7, 2023.
“Accordingly, the Tinubu Presidential Legal Team applied for a certified true copy of the said judgment and paid the prescribed fee.
“Lawyers for PDP were present at the registry at the same time to collect the same judgment.
“In fact, the representative of the PDP collected the first copy that was made available by the registry.
“On collecting our own copy, we immediately scanned and water-marked with the inscription – “Tinubu Presidential Legal Team ‘TPLT’” before circulating the scanned soft copies to the lawyers in our team.”