PDP, Atiku take back Court application against INEC

The PDP(People’s Democratic Party) and their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have pulled out the application they filled out in order to mandate INEC(Independent Electoral Commission) to allow their agents to take part in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used during the February 25 presidential election.

PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku, made it known at the Court of Appeal in Abuja that they will discontinue the application.

According to Punch Newspaper (and I quote);

A member of Atiku’s legal team, who did not want his name mentioned, disclosed that the decision to withdraw the application was an outcome of a meeting his legal team held with the leadership of the electoral body on Tuesday.

He said initially the application was filed because of challenges and administrative bottlenecks they encountered at the INEC office when they wanted access to the election materials as granted by the court.

“However, before the application dated March 13 could be slated for hearing, INEC, on its own, called our legal team for a meeting.

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“It was at that meeting 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, especially the ballot papers.

“Since that was primarily our prayer in the new 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.”

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