The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed media reports claiming that it has withdrawn its petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, said this in a statement in Abuja, describing the reports as false.
“The PDP states in clear terms that our party and Atiku Abubakar didn’t withdraw our petition against INEC, APC and Tinubu at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
“However, to set the record straight and for the benefit of our teeming members, supporters and the general public, the PDP clarify as follows;
“On Monday, March 13, 2023, the Legal Team of Atiku Abubakar led by J.K Gadzama, SAN, was in court to move a Motion Exparte accompanied by an Affidavit of Urgency (CA/PEC/12M/2023).
“The motion sought for orders directing INEC to allow us observe/participate in the process of sorting out the ballot papers used for the Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives elections conducted on Febuary 25 across the country,” he said.
Recall that Tinubu defeated the PDP’s Atiku and Labour Party’s Peter Obi in the Feb. 25 Presiential election.
Tinubu scored the highest number of votes and was declared the winner of the poll by the INEC.
The former Lagos State governor has since received his Certificate of Return from INEC.
He is expected to be sworn in as Nigeria’s next President in the next few weeks.