Seven states under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have withdrawn their Supreme Court suit against Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential election victory. The states, namely Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Taraba, and Sokoto, had earlier filed a suit challenging the declaration of Tinubu as president-elect, citing non-compliance with the Electoral Act and INEC’s guidelines on result transmission through the iREV system.
The Attorneys-General of the states were the plaintiffs, while the Attorney General of the Federation was the defendant in the suit. However, the states have now discontinued the suit through a Notice of Discontinuance signed by their lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome.
The states had previously expressed concern about the possibility of civil disobedience and a breakdown of public order. While the reasons for discontinuing the suit are not yet clear, it is expected that the withdrawal will bring an end to the legal challenge to Tinubu’s election victory.