Action Alliance (AA) political party has withdrawn its petition against Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria.

The decision was made during a pre-hearing session at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, May 08, 2023, in Abuja.

The reason for the sudden withdrawal remains unclear as no explanation was given.

However, it is known that a panel of judges will preside over various petitions to be heard, including the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Haruna Tsammani; Justice Stephen Adah of the Court of Appeal Asaba division, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf of the Court of Appeal in Asaba, Justice Boloukuoromo Ugoh of the Kano division, and Justice Abba Mohammed of the Ibadan Court of Appeal.

The party, on Monday, through its team of lawyers led by Mr. Oba Maduabuchi, SAN, applied to discontinue further proceedings in the matter, shortly after the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, kick-started its pre-hearing session.

Oba, SAN, told the court that the petitioners filed a withdrawal notice on May 3.

Meanwhile, following a no-objection stance by all the respondents in the matter, the Justice Haruna Tsammani led five-member panel dismissed the petition.