Abuja, NIGERIA — The All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, approached the Federal High Court, Kano, to restrain the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from stopping the ongoing collation of Saturday’s presidential election results.
The LP and PDP had earlier on Tuesday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the collation of the election results over alleged fraud.
The Action Alliance and INEC were joined as defendants in the suit marked FHC/KN/CS/43/2023.
The plaintiffs asked the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the defendants from discontinuing the compilation and release of the results in a motion on notice submitted together with the initial summons.
The APC vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, was also listed as a plaintiff.
They argued that “damages will not adequately compensate for the injury that may be occasioned on the Plaintiffs if by the Defendants stop the collation of the result.”