Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election has arrived at the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that hearing of the presidential election petitions begins today.
Recall that five political parties and their candidates are respectively challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election on grounds of non-compliance with the electoral laws, as well as the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
But on Monday, the Action Alliance withdrew its petition, through its team of lawyers led by Mr. Oba Maduabuchi, SAN.
They applied to discontinue further proceedings in the matter, shortly after the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, kick-started its pre-hearing session.
Oba, SAN, told the court that the petitioners filed a withdrawal notice on May 3.
Following a no-objection stance by all the respondents in the matter, the Justice Haruna Tsammani led five-member panel dismissed the petition.