UPDATED: Tribunal Strikes Out Petition Against Tinubu, Gives Reason

UPDATED: Tribunal Strikes Out Petition Against Tinubu, Gives Reason

  • The suit challenging Bola Tinubu's victory at the 2023 presidential polls has been reduced to four
  • At the opening of the presidential election petition tribunal on Monday, May 8, the Action Alliance withdrew its petition against Tinubu
  • Tinubu is still facing petitions seeking the nullification of his election, while another is calling for a fresh election

FCT, Abuja - The Action Alliance has withdrawn its petition against the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

At the commencement of the pre-hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday in Abuja, no reason was given for the withdrawal, Channel TV online reported.

Presidential Tribunal
Reports confirm that after the withdrawal of the Action Alliance suit, four petitions are left against Bola Tinubu. Photo: Segun Adeyemi
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It was gathered Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, who leads the five-man panel, struck out the case.

As reported by Daily Trust, the presiding justice revealed that the decision to dismiss the suit was in line with the statutory provision of the 2022 Electoral Act.

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Details from the courtroom confirmed that two attorneys appeared before the jurors as representatives of AA.

The attorneys were Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) and Malachy Nwaekpe Esq, representing the party's two factional candidates.

David Okonigbuan, the party's factional presidential candidate, had petitioned and challenged the victory of president-elect Bola Tinubu.

He also challenged Hamza Al Mustapha's legitimacy as AA's presidential candidate.

Al-Mustapha, on the other hand, was recognised by law as the legitimate candidate for AA after his name appeared on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) list.

The respondents in the matter did not object to the withdrawal of the petition.

There are now four petitions left out in the proceedings.

Adeleke, Oyetola to know fate as Supreme Court sets judgment for Tuesday, May 9

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In another development, the Supreme Court is set to deliver its judgment in the case involving former Governor Gboyega Oyeotola of Osun State and the current governor, Ademola Adeleke.

The apex court has fixed Tuesday, May 9, to deliver its judgement on the July 16, 2022, Osun state governorship election dispute.

The court arrived at this decision on Monday, May 8, after taking arguments from parties involved in the matter.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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