JUST IN: 4 parties left as Action Alliance withdraws petition against president-elect Tinubu

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The Action Alliance has withdrawn its petition against the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The party withdrew the case at the commencement of the pre-hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, May 9, 2023, in Abuja. However, no reason was given for the withdrawal.

The withdrawal means that out of the five political parties and their candidates are respectively challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election on grounds of non-compliance with the electoral laws as well as the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission are left to 4.

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Chairman of the 5-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, dismissed the petition following its dramatic withdrawal by the party.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Chief Oba Maduabuchi, had announced the decision of his client to do away with the petition.

He said that Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, as well as others, had served him with no objection responses.

The development was confirmed by Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, who stood for Tinubu and Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN, who argued for the All Progressives Congress APC.

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In his brief ruling, Justice Tsammani dismissed the petition in its entirety following no objections from all the respondents.

The petition, therefore, has become the first to be thrown out by the Court.

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