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Presidential Election: Atiku Withdraws Motions Against Tinubu, INEC

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Atiku Abubakar has withdrew two motions challenging the election of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Cpongress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the February 25 election.

The two motions are motion on notice (number 13M) and motion ex parte (number 13MA) for substituted service on Bola Tinubu.

A statement by Paul Ibe, the media adviser to Atiku said: “When the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, the two motions were withdrawn because they have been overtaken by events since access had already been granted on Tuesday to Atiku and PDP”

He recalled that the Court of Appeal had granted the request of Atiku and the PDP to be granted unfettered access to the INEC documents used for the presidential election.

“On the 10th of March, 2023 Atiku and PDP filed a motion (number 12M) ex parte and affidavit of urgency to ensure the implementation of the court order. The court, however, asked that they put Bola Tinubu,the All Progressives Congress APC and the INEC on notice. Consequently.”

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“But on Tuesday at a conference meeting between lawyers of the PDP, LP, APC and INEC, access was eventually granted to the legal team of PDP by INEC.”

Paul Ibe said that it has become pertinent to make such clarifications “following insinuations and mischievous reporting of the withdrawal of the application for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant access to the legal team of the PDP.”

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