Six states including Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Sokoto have filed a suit against the federal government before the Supreme Court over the conduct, collation and announcement of the February 25, 2023, presidential and National Assembly elections.
The States are requesting that the Supreme Court declares that the pronouncement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the February 25 presidential election was contrary to the law.
They argued that the entire results of the Presidential Election announced by the Chairman of INEC at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, violated the provisions of the Electoral Act.
Their case is that the failure to upload the results of each of the 176,974 Polling Units nationwide, in respect of the presidential election and National Assembly Elections was contrary to the provisions of the electoral act.
The announcement of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu despite the failure of INEC to upload results directly from the polling unit has continued to generate controversy across the country and globally.
Many have since called for an outright cancellation of the exercise.