The Action Alliance (AA) said that for the purpose of maintaining national unity, it withdrew its petition at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja contesting Tinubu’s victory.
The party asserted that it would not want to be the cause of another horrifying incident in Nigeria, like the one that followed the June 12, 1993, presidential election won by the late Chief MKO Abiola of Southwest ancestry.
Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje, the chairman of the AA, vowed in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna on Monday that the party’s members would not allow supporters of an interim administration to further their goal of overthrowing the current administration by secretive means.
“Our party believes in equity, fairness, and justice, which are the three main principles of a healthy democracy,” he continued.
He stressed that the party felt it was unfair to prevent a Southerner from rising to the most exalted seat and position, especially after a Northerner had held the seat for eight years, and that the agitations across the nation today resulted from some or all of these fundamental principles being subordinated.