From Yakubu Busari, Jos
An All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate for Langtang North/South Federal House of Representative, Hon Nandang Bako has voluntarily withdrawn his petition challenging the election of Hon Beni Butmak Lar of the People Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday
Represented by his counsel, Barr Na’antok Daswar ,the petitioners ,Hon Nandang Bako and APC approach the National Assembly Tribunal seeking quash the Hon Beni Lar victory .
When the matter came for continuation of the pre-hearing session, the counsel said to the tribunal on oral application that they will officially withdraw the petition.
He said: “I hereby apply for leave orally through the leadership of this honourable tribunal to withdraw the petition filed on behalf of my client, Hon Nandang Bako .
Counsel Barr. Hon Beni Lar ,Barr Harrison N. Uguala told the tribunal that he can’t object to the application brought by the petitioners .
The counsel to PDP, Barr. Sunday Oyawole who is the 2nd respondent in the suit and 3rd respondent INEC , Barr A.M. Isah all didn’t opposed to the petitioner petition .
They urged the petitioners to compensate them their cost of 100 ,000 each and the tribunal adjourned to 20th and 21st June, 2019 and 1,2,3 July respectively.
The Chairman of Tribunal therefore dismissed the case and placed a cost of 50,000 each to be paid to the respondents.
Responding, Barr Na’antok Daswar thanked the tribunal for granting him victory though felt the petitioner could have prevented unnecessary waste of litigants precious time .,