The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, today withdrew a fresh application they filed to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to allow their agents to participate in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used for the presidential election that held on February 25.
Both PDP and Atiku, who are separately challenging the outcome of the election that was declared in favour of the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, told the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, that they were no longer interested in the application.
When the motion ex-parte, was called up for hearing today, Atiku, through his team of lawyers led by Mr. Joe Kyari Gadzama, SAN, told the court that he filed a notice of discontinuance.
It was gathered that the decision of Atiku who came second at the presidential election, to withdraw the application, was fallout of a meeting his legal team held with the leadership of the electoral body on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, following the withdrawal of the application, Justice Joseph Ikyegh-led three-member panel struck it out.