The All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have filed legal action to prevent the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party from calling off the presidential election results collation.
The former governor of Lagos State and his party APC, filed the action to prevent the two main opposition parties from carrying out their threat to disrupt the continuing release and collation of results.
According to Daily Trust, the complaint, designated FHC/KN/CS/43/2023, was filed on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, before the Federal High Court in Kano.
The Action Alliance and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were also named as defendants in the complaint, while Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, was named as a plaintiff.
The plaintiffs requested the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the defendants from halting the collection and announcement of the results, according to the platform, in a petition on notice submitted together with the initial summons.
In addition, they claimed that “damages will not adequately compensate for the injury that may be occasioned on the Plaintiffs if the Defendants stop the collation of the result.”
You may remember that a coalition of opposition parties, including the PDP, Labour Party, and African Democratic Congress (ADC), demanded that the general elections on February 25, 2023, be completely canceled.
They cited widespread violence, alleged election rigging, results manipulation, voter intimidation, and INEC’s alleged violations of established rules as their justifications.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission, was also called upon to resign after he refused to address issues brought up by representatives of the two major parties during the collation of results.
As a result, the coalition claimed that Yakubu has compromised and is no longer able to serve as Nigeria’s chief electoral commissioner.