A failed Victorian election candidate who accused Premier Daniel Andrews of bribery withdrew his case after conceding he is at a "huge disadvantage" without lawyers.
Buninyong independent candidate Brendan Eckel withdrew his matter, after wanting November's election result voided, based on allegations Mr Andrews and Labor's state secretary engaged in bribery.
"With them having barristers and people to pull legal cases and prepare arguments, I'm at a huge disadvantage I believe," Mr Eckel told AAP.
"I will withdraw my matter and leave it to the police."
Mr Andrews and Mr Rae disputed the allegations and their lawyer described the claims as having no real prospect of success.
Specifics of the allegations weren't revealed during a Supreme Court hearing on Thursday, but Mr Eckel confirmed it stems from his uncomfortable feelings about the party's repayment of $388,000.
The money was found to have been taxpayer funds used to pay for party campaign staff during the 2014 election. The cash has since been repaid.
"It's not without merit, but you need resources to do it all and I haven't got that," Mr Eckel said.
He said after the court case he went straight to Ballarat police station and asked police to look into the matter.
Mr Eckel, a psychiatric nurse, received 1.21 per cent of the vote in the Buninyong electorate at last year's election.
Australian Associated Press