Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has withdrawn the court application he filed to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to allow his agents to participate in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used for the presidential election that held on February 25.
Gatekeepers News reports that Atiku had filed the application to prepare his petition against INEC’s declaration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu as the President-elect.
However, on Wednesday, Atiku, through his team of lawyers led by Joe Kyari Gadzama, SAN, told the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, that he was no longer interested in the application when the motion ex-parte, marked: CA/PEC/10M/2023, was called up for hearing.
His lawyers informed the court that he filed a notice of discontinuance.
Atiku’s decision to withdraw the application was reportedly due to the fallout of a meeting his legal team held with the leadership of INEC on Tuesday.
Following the withdrawal of the application, Justice Joseph Ikyegh-led three-member panel struck it out.