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All Nigeria Latest News reports that on Wednesday, the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja dismissed a petition from the Action Peoples Party (APP) aimed at overturning Bola Tinubu’s victory as Nigeria’s president-elect.

On Monday, a five-member panel of the court, presided over by Haruna Tsammani, dismissed a petition from the Action Alliance (AA) after the party withdrew its case against Mr. Tinubu’s victory.

Tinubu, who contested the 2025 presidential election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), encountered five distinct petitions contesting his victory subsequent to his declaration by INEC as the poll’s winner.

The petitioners, comprising political parties and their candidates such as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, raised concerns about the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

They urged the court to nullify Tinubu’s victory and order a fresh poll amongst other prayers.

During Wednesday’s proceedings, Obed Agu, the lawyer representing APP, informed the court that he submitted a notice of withdrawal of the petition on May 9.

“We are seeking an order of this court for leave to withdraw this petition filed on March 19.

“As well as an order striking out or dismissing the petition, same having been withdrawn,” the lawyer said.

Agu cited paragraph 29(1)(2) and (3) of the Schedule for Election Petitions as basis for the discontinuance of the petition.

Agu did not disclose reasons for the party’s U-turn.

The APP presidential candidate, Nnadi Osita, polled 12,839 votes, a far cry from the 8.8 million votes received by Tinubu.

Its petition filed on 19 March was anchored on, among other grounds, that Tinubu “corruptly induced” electoral officers at local government and state collation centres in “Kano, Kaduna, Imo, Rivers, Kebbi, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Kwara states” with a view to alter the presidential election results in his favour.

The party alleged that “fictitious figures were ascribed to” Tinubu “thereby giving him substantial lead and advantage in the various states.”

Ruling

In a short ruling, the court dismissed the petition.

“Having listened to all the parties, we are satisfied that there is no collusion. The petition having been withdrawn, it is hereby dismissed,” Mr Tsammani said.

Wednesday’s withdrawal of the APP’s petition leaves Tinubu and his party with three cases to battle.

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