The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President-elect Bola Tinubu, and the All Progressives Congress were the targets of two motions that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed against them on Wednesday (APC).
Atiku and the PDP asked the court for permission to watch INEC employees reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines in the first motion, with the filing number CA/PEC/13m/2023.
For its part, the second motion (ex-parte) filed on March 14 asked the court to issue an order directing Tinubu and the APC to receive Atiku’s court documents by alternative means, either by serving them on APC workers or posting them on the National Secretariat of APC’s Abuja premises.
Before the motions were set to be argued, however, Mr. Ifeanyi Iboko, counsel for Atiku and the PDP, notified the court that he had filed a notice of discontinuance with regard to the two applications.
The attorney said that he was abandoning the motions because current circumstances have trumped them.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the two motions in a succinct decision.