The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in Ogun State has withdrawn the petition it filed against Governor Dapo Abiodun and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Metrowatch reported earlier that the NNPP had approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun, alleging that its name and logo were not on the ballot papers used for the March 18 election.
The petition, marked EPT/OG/GOV/01/2023, was filed by the chairman of the NNPP in Ogun, Olaposi Oginni, seeking the total cancellation of the election.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday, Oginni disclosed that the NNPP had filed a notice of discontinuance of the petition at the tribunal.
According to Oginni, the same ballot papers used in Ogun were also used in Kano State where the NNPP gubernatorial candidate defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“The petition is now dead and buried. As a party, we will go back to the drawing board ahead of 2027 and we hope to get it right,” he said, adding that if the petition survives, it would alter the political calendar of Ogun State and bring disruption to the political system in the state.