Six states including Sokoto, Akwa-Ibom, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Delta, and Edo, have approached the Supreme Court to nullify the February 25 presidential election.
The States prayed the apex court against the Federal Government over the conduct of the February 25, 2023 presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections.
The Saturday election which produced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect have been rejected by the some opposition, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP and Labour Party.
The suit was filed by the Attorneys General of the six states.
In the suit, the distraught states said officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to electronically transmit the collated results as prescribed by the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022; the INEC Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Elections 2022.
They also complain about the method of transmission of the results through the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), which they said was not fully deployed for last Saturday’s poll.
The six states said: “A declaration that the entire results of the Presidential Election conducted on the 25th of February, 2023 announced by the Chairman of INEC at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, in flagrant violation of the provisions of Sections 25 of the Electoral Act, 2022, governing the 2023 nationwide general elections, particularly paragraphs 38 of the INEC Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Elections, 2022; and paragraphs 2.8.4; 2.9.0; and 2.9.1 of the INEC Manual for Election Officials, 2023, for the conduct of the Presidential Election, were invalid, null and void, and of no effect whatsoever.”
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