A fresh twist has greeted the aftermath of the controversial Saturday, February 25, presidential polls
The latest report confirms that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its flagbearer have withdrawn a crucial case against INEC
The PDP withdrew the application to inspect the election materials used at the presidential polls
The suit seeking to inspect INEC’s material used during the February 25 presidential polls filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been withdrawn.
Making this known during the session at the appellate court, the counsel for Atiku, led by Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN), notified the court that they had already filed a notice of discontinuance.
On why the application was withdrawn, an attorney from Atiku’s legal team revealed that INEC had already approached them on the matter behind the scenes for a meeting.
As reported by Vanguard, the attorney who proffered to be anonymous said:
“It was at that meeting which held yesterday (Tuesday) that all the grey areas were sorted out, with INEC, pledging to allow our agents to observe the process of sorting out some of the electoral materials we requested for, especially the ballot papers.
“Since that was primarily our prayer in the fresh application we filed, we felt that it would not be necessary to proceed with the hearing. So, to save judicial time, we filed a notice of discontinuance which was accordingly granted.”
However, shortly after the ex-parte motion, marked: CA/PEC/10M/2023, was moved for withdrawal, Justice Joseph Ikyegh immediately struck out the application.
Despite Controversies, British High Commissioner Urges Nigerians to Be Proud of 2023 Presidential Election
In another development, Nigerians have been urged to be proud of the Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections.
British High Commissioner Catriona Laing made the call to Nigerians across the world.
According to the High Commissioner, Nigeria’s politics is quite fascinating, and there is evidence that the nation’s democracy has evolved.