SEVEN PDP STATES OPT OUT OF SUIT CHALLENGING FG OVER TINUBU’S DECLARATION AS PRESIDENT-ELECT

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Seven states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party  – namely  Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba and Sokoto, which filed a suit against the Federal Government at the Supreme Court, challenging the declaration of All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-elect, have discontinued the suit.

In the suit, the attorneys-general of the seven states were the plaintiffs and the Attorney General of the Federation was defendant.

The states had asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the just concluded general elections, as they claimed that the declaration of  Tinubu did not follow the Electoral Act and INEC’s own laid down guidelines, particularly  the uploading of results to the IREV through the BVAS. 

They also expressed fear of a  potential breakdown of public order and civil disobedience. 

However, the Notice of Discontinuance signed by the the states’ lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome SAN  Friday, said “Take notice that the plaintiffs doth hereby wholly discontinue this suit against the defendant herein”.

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