Nigeria: Six States Drag Federal Government to Court Over Tinubu’s Victory
By Joshua Samuel
Six states—Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Sokoto—have sued the federal government in the Supreme Court over how the presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted, tabulated, and announced on February 25, 2023.
The All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election, but the States want the Supreme Court to nullify that decision.
They claimed that the Chairman of INEC’s announcement of the complete results of the presidential election at the National Collation Centre in Abuja was a clear breach of the Electoral Act.
They claim they are seeking a declaration that the presidential election and the National Assembly elections were invalid since the results of each of the 176,974 voting centers nationwide were not uploaded in compliance with the electoral legislation.
On Wednesday, the INEC announced that Tinubu had won the presidential election. The certificate of return was also given to Tinubu by the election body.