The Enugu State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 18 election, Frank Nweke Jr, has withdrawn his petition against Governor Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nweke, who came third in the governorship election with 17,983 votes as against Mbah’s 160,895 votes, announced the withdrawal of the petition at the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Sunday, through an oral application by his counsel, R.A.C.E Achara.
Achara said it became imperative to withdraw the petition filed on April 11, in order to reduce the workload of the tribunal.
The tribunal consequently granted the wish and dismissed the petition accordingly.
Confirming the withdrawal, Nweke Jr., who was a minister during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said he decided to withdraw the petition against Mbah for personal reasons.