How six State governments withdraw suit against president-elect

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By Iyojo Ameh

Six State governments have withdrawn a lawsuit from Supreme Court that sought to nullify Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s emergence as Nigeria’s president-elect.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, who filed the action on behalf of six opposition states, said his chambers withdrew the suit because it had been overridden by events.

The seven states who instituted the suit through their Attorneys General were Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba and Sokoto.

In a statement, Mr Ozekhome says the Supreme Court suit between the seven states and filed during the flawed manual collation of results contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act, the INEC Guidelines and Regulations and the manual for INEC officials, has been discontinued due to the fact that the results has been announced and a President-elect declared.

Having been overtaken by events, Chief Ozekhome further states that the matter will be taken to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which was the traditional channel for resolving election disputes in the country.

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