Lawyer Fatima Abubakar is a bold lawyer who is known to be fearless. She recently teased the NDC legal team.
Because of her boldness when it comes to law matters, some people even suggested that the NPP should make her part of their legal team.
This young Lawyer was born on the 16th of 1986 in Moshie Zongo, Kumasi. She attended foundation of Jesus Christ for her primary education. She is an old student of the Kumasi Academy. After three years of her studies, she then proceeded to the university of Ghana to study as her degree. Whilst in the University, she was the vice president of Akuafo hall and subsequently contested as the coordinating Secretary for National Union for Ghana Students (NUGS) .
She is a lawyer by profession and was called together with her colleague hard-working lawyers to the bar in December 2020. She was appointed as the deputy director of communications at the presidency by president Akuffo Addo in 2017. She is a proud member of the elephant family.
She is known for her great communication skills and humility. She is known to be the first Lawyer to emerge from her community, Moshie Zongo, Kumasi. Her feat as an outstanding personality within her community has resonated every corner of the zongo such that she is now a mentor to many young girls especially those who get inspired by her profession.
Prior to her appointment, she was a member of the Lawson Resort, Danquah institute and SRN engineering. She is as well a board member of Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited.
The Deputy Communications Director at the Presidency, Fatimatu Abubakar reiterated that the NDC’s election petition will not overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.
According to her, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Ado has selected competent lawyers including Akoto Ampaw and Frank Davies to face the NDC in court, adding that the NPP will win the court case.
Speaking on Atinka TV’s morning show, Ghana Nie, hosted by Nana Owusu Nkrumah, Fatima Abubakar said “I am optimistic that the NPP will win the court case. President Akufo-Addo believes in the lawyers and so at the end of the day everything will be fine and the NPP will come out victorious.”
Fatimatu Abubakar also said the NPP encouraged the NDC to resort to court over the election results which they claim was flawed to prevent violence from its followers.
She noted that such demonstrations could be chaotic and therefore could lead to the destruction of the peace the nation has always enjoyed.
“We told them to go to court because after voting, either you win or lose.
“If you direct your followers to go out and demonstrate then you are going against the country. The demonstrations and all could affect others who want to have their normal life and that is why Article 16 of the Constitution requires you resort to the court when you disagree with election results, so that there won’t be violence,” she said.
Fatimatu Abubakar who noted that the NDC’s petition had errors and have written to the court to amend it said, “You make an error and you can go to court for amendment, but you want to challenge the declaration by the EC?
She stated that the NPP was expecting the NDC to present to court that it had won the election as it claimed right after the elction but left that in the petition.
Again, she noted that the NDC complained of over voting and vote padding of about 5600 in the Ashanti and Eastern Region.
However, she said that even if the numbers are added to that of the NDC, it will also not change the results of the election and the fact that Akufo-Addo has won the election.
Fatimatu Abubakar was of the belief that President Akufo-Addo had the nation at heart and intends to develop it for the next four years, saying that the NPP will retain power in 2024.