Atiku Abubakar Withdraws Motion for Inspection of Electoral Materials.

Atiku Abubakar Withdraws Motion for Inspection of Electoral Materials.

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has clarified that he withdrew a motion before the Appeal Court regarding the inspection of electoral materials because the issue had become irrelevant. Abubakar revealed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had granted him access to inspect the material, hence his withdrawal of the motion.

In a statement, Abubakar emphasized the importance of the clarification, following insinuations and mischievous reporting of the withdrawal of the application for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant access to his legal team and the on the inspection of the documents related to the Feb. 25 Presidential Election.

The appellate court had granted the request of and Abubakar to be granted unfettered access to the documents used for the presidential election. However, the court had asked that the president-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the INEC be put on notice.

Accordingly, Abubakar filed a motion on notice (number 13M) and motion ex parte (number 13MA) for substituted service on Tinubu. On Tuesday, during a conference meeting between lawyers of the PDP, LP, APC, and INEC, access was eventually granted to the legal team of by INEC.

Abubakar revealed that when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, the legal team withdrew the two motions because access had already been granted on Tuesday to Abubakar and PDP.

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