Atiku’s Legal Team lead: I was curious to know who Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, is.
One good trait of Atiku is his eyes for spotting talents. I give that to him. Corruption principally, and avarice destroyed him.
The El-Rufais, Ezekwezilis and others, I am told were spotted by him. Hence, I was curious to know who Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, is.
Note the SAN is the head of the legal team the ex vice president chose to lead 18 others to challenge Buhari’s victory in court.
I went searching and found this.
Dr Livy Uzoukwu
LL.B, LL.M, LLD, SAN, OON.
He was a former Honourable Attorney General of Imo State, Nigeria. Also an author and a publisher.
He runs a law firm. Commenced practice in 1988 as Livy Uzoukwu and Co. On 3 October 2002, it was registered as Livy Uzoukwu, SAN and Co. The firm is one of the leading law firms in Nigeria.
The firm operates from its own purpose built modern law office known as Eliza House, located at Eliza Chambers, Eliza House, 1B Ngwa Street, Aladinma, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
Dr Livy Uzoukwu was in 1999 conferred with the highest distinction in the legal profession, the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
He attended the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and graduated with LL.B Honours Degree in 1981. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1982. He obtained his LLM Degree from the Abia State University in 1991 and LLD from the University of South Africa in 2010.
In 1997, he attended leadership training at the International Leadership Academy, United Nations University, Amman, Jordan.
He commenced legal practice after national youth service in July 1983. In February 1994, he was appointed the Honourable Attorney–General and Commissioner for Justice,Imo State. Till date, he remained the youngest person ever appointed to that office in Imo State.
At the end of his duty tour as Attorney–General in October 1996, he went back to private legal practice. In September 1999, he was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Between 1994 and 1996, he was a member of the Imo State Security Council, Imo State Judicial Service Committee and Imo State Boundary Commission. He was also a member of the Imo State Magistrate/High Court Rules Committee. He was the Chairman, Imo State Government Panel on Ikeduru Local Government Council Crisis from July –September 2005.
At the Federal level, he was a member of the Body of Benchers and Council of Legal Education 1994-1996.
He has prodigious experience in the practice of law at all levels of the judicial system in Nigeria up to the apex court, the Supreme Court. He has acted as legal adviser to several companies, corporations and institutions.
Dr Uzoukwu, OON, SAN is an accomplished author of several legal literature. He is equally a poet who has won several prizes.
He has acted as counsel to State Governments and their agencies; and some Federal agencies and parastatals. He also consults on Nigerian Law for some United Kingdom solicitors.
He has delivered several learned papers at seminars, conferences, symposia and workshops.
The Executive Governor of Imo State appointed him a member of the Imo Sate Council of Elders in 2007 in recognition of his exemplary services to the State.
On 22 December 2008, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, conferred him with the National Honour of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) “in recognition of your outstanding virtues and in appreciation of services to our country, Nigeria”.