The Action Peoples Party (APP) has withdrawn its petition challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu in the 25 February presidential election.
APP announced the withdrawal on Wednesday at the resumed pre-hearing session of the court when the matter was mentioned.
At the pre-hearing session on Monday, Obed Agu, APP’s lawyer, said instead of proceeding to the main hearing, parties can choose to settle disputes amicably.
He said the respondents — Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) — should concede to the claims of the petitioner considering the weight of claims against them.
The court then adjourned the case for further pre-hearing.
At the resumed court session on Wednesday, Agu moved an application to withdraw the petition.
Abubakar Mahmoud, counsel to INEC; Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Tinubu; and Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, did not oppose the application nor did they ask for cost. Consequently, the petition was dismissed.
The Action Alliance (AA) had withdrawn its petition against Tinubu and the APC on Monday.
With the dismissal of two petitions, the court is left to determine three other petitions by Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP; Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).