2023 election: Seven states withdraw suit challenging Tinubu’s victory

The seven states in Nigeria which filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the victory of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, at Saturday’s presidential poll, have withdrawn the suit.

In the suit had the Attorneys-General of the seven states as plaintiffs and the Attorney-General of the Federation as defendant.

The seven states, which include Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba and Sokoto states.

They asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the just concluded presidential election, claiming that the declaration of Tinubu did not follow the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and the Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines, according to a ThisDay Live report.

The suit was challenging the failure of INEC to upload the election results to the IReV through the BVAS. They also expressed fear of a potential breakdown of public order and civil disobedience.

The Notice of Discontinuance, which was signed by the their lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome, on Friday, said, “Take notice that the plaintiffs doth hereby wholly discontinue this suit against the defendant herein…”

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