PDP opts out of governorship election petition in Edo, says candidate on his own

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The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the Edo Election Petition Tribunal to strike out its name from the petition by its candidate, challenging the outcome of the July 14 governorship polls.

The Motion of Notice bearing the application, was displayed on the tribunal’s notice board in Benin on Saturday.

The motion, which was filed and signed by Bimbo Okoduwa, was supported with a 13-paragraph affidavit.

The PDP governorship candidate, retired Major Gen. Charles Airhiavbere, filed the petition, challenging Gov. Adams Oshiomhole’s victory in the governorship election.

In the petition, Mr. Airhiavbere claimed that the “purported election was invalid due to corrupt practices and non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010”.

In the notice, however, the PDP is asking for a permission to argue the motion outside the pre-hearing session.

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The party is also seeking an order striking out its name from the petition No. EPT/ED/G/01/2012 “on the grounds that PDP is not desirous of prosecuting and or maintaining the said petition”.

The party had earlier filed a notice of change of counsel before the tribunal.

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