The suit filed by seven state governments challenging the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as president-elect has been dropped.
Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba, and Sokoto are the states.
The seven states in the suit, which included the attorneys general of the seven states as plaintiffs and the Attorney General of the Federation as the defendant, requested that the Supreme Court intervene in the 2023 presidential election.
The states in the suit claimed that Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the electoral process violated the Electoral Act and the Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines (INEC).
According to the state, INEC followed the procedure of uploading results to the IREV via the BVAS.
They were also concerned about a breakdown in public order and civil disobedience.
The Notice of discontinuance signed by their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) Friday, said;
Take notice that the plaintiffs doth hereby wholly discontinue this suit against the defendant herein.
Recall that the electoral body declared Tinubu the winner of the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, and presented him with the certificate of return in Abuja on Wednesday.