The Action Alliance (AA) has withdrawn its petition against the victory of Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election.
The party announced its withdrawal at the pre-hearing session of the presidential election tribunal on Monday.
Oba Maduabuchi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), heads the legal team of the party.
Prior to the announcement of the withdrawal, another lawyer had announced himself as the representative of the AA.
He said the party wants the petition struck out because it did not consent to the action.
But Maduabuchi insisted that he filed the petition on behalf of the 1st and 2nd petitioners.
Subsequently, Maduabuchi formally applied to withdraw the petition of the party.
After declaring the intention of the Action Alliance, none of the representatives of the other parties expressed opposition to the move.
The panel consequently ruled that “in the absence of any objection from the respondents, the application is hereby granted. Consequently, the petition is hereby dismissed”.
The main ground of AA’s petition was the claim of wrongful exclusion of David Okanigbuan, the party’s candidate, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).