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PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Withdraws Court Application For Electoral Materials Sorting

Atiku Abubakar,The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential Candidate, has recently withdrawn his application for the sorting of electoral materials, which was required to prepare a petition against the outcome of the February 25th election. 

Reports suggest that Atiku made this decision after holding a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Independent National Electoral Commission has reportedly pledged to allow PDP agents to observe the sorting process of the requested electoral materials, including the ballot papers.“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.

Though, seeing the way things turned out to be, 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”, Vanguard quotes a member of Atiku’s legal team as saying. 

Atiku’s decision to discontinue his fresh application comes as a significant development in the aftermath of the presidential election, which was widely contested by opposition parties.

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