The Peoples Democratic Party has made a clarification on withdrawal of its lawsuit from presidential election tribunal.
In a statement released by PDP’s spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, the opposition party stated that it has not withdrawn the petition challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu, president-elect.
Ologunagba said Atiku Abubakar and the PDP withdrew the application to inspect all the sensitive materials used by INEC in the elections, and not the petition challenging Tinubu’s victory.
He said the application to inspect electoral materials was withdrawn against the electoral umpire because their presidential candidate’s lawyers were given access to the election documents, and there was no need to continue with the case.
The statement read;
“Our attention has been drawn to the mischievous report claiming that the PDP and its Abubakar have withdrawn the petition filed against the INEC, APC, and Tinubu at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
“The said report is false and a reprehensible fabrication by the mendacious APC which is disconcerted by the overwhelming evidence against it and our tenacity to reclaim the mandate freely given to the PDP and by Nigerians on February 25, 2023.
“The PDP states in clear terms that our Party and Abubakar did not withdraw our petition against INEC, APC, and Tinubu at the Presidential Election Tribunal.“