PDM Wants To Withdraw Charges In National Interest
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Chief Frank Igwebuike has approached the presidential election petition tribunal to withdraw charges against President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.
After hearing the application, Justice Mohammed Garba fixed July 18 to entertain the application.
This was after the panel discovered that the application was not ripe for hearing.
The PDM and its candidate, Mr Aminchi Habu had jointly filed the petition to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election which was declared in favour of the APC and Buhari.
However, on Wednesday, Mr Morrison Onunu, counsel to the PDM national chairman said it is seeking to withdraw its challenge in the interest of the nation.
Onunu in his application is seeking an order of the tribunal to grant leave to the second petitioner (PDM) to withdraw as a petitioner in the petition marked: CA/PEPC/004/2019 in its entirety.
“We have resolved not to be part of those using the tribunal to distract the president from doing his job.
“The party is also interested in the peace presently enjoyed in the country and would not use this petition to destabilize the country,’’ Onunu told newsmen after the session.