The Presidential Elections Tribunal has voided another petition against the election of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.
According to reports, the court yesterday, voided the petition by the Action Peoples Party (APP), after it was withdrawn, making it the second of such petitions to be dismissed after the Action Alliance (AA).
Counsel to the AA, Obed Agwu, said his client filed a March 9 motion on notice to withdraw the petition, with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as respondents.
He prayed the court to strike it out.
Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) for Tinubu, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) for the APC and Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) for INEC did not object.
Justice Tsammani ruled: “Having considered the application and response of the respondents, we are satisfied that there was no collision on the part of the respondents, the petition numbered CA/PEPC/02/2023 is hereby dismissed having been withdrawn.”
Also yesterday, Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, backed the application by his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart Atiku Abubakar for a live broadcast of the proceedings.
LP/Obi’s lawyer, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), told reporters that his clients believe Nigerians should observe the proceedings first-hand.
He said the live broadcast of court proceedings was jettisoned when Nigeria got independence
Uzoukwu noted that the courtroom could not conveniently accommodate 200 people, adding that even if that was possible, they would not adequately represent Nigerians.
Responses are yet to be filed on the live telecast application by Atiku and the PDP.