In a bid to stave off moves by opposition parties to halt the ongoing collation of February 25 presidential election results, the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, dragged the parties to court.
The duo filed a suit to restrain the Labour Party and the People’s Democratic Party from preventing the continuous announcement and collation of results of the poll.
Filed at the Federal High Court, Kano, the suit joins the Action Alliance and the Independent National Electoral Commission as defendants while the APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Kashim Shettima, is listed as the plaintiff.
In a motion on notice filed alongside the originating summons, the plaintiffs are asking the court to make the order restraining the defendants from stopping the collation and announcement of the results.
They averred 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.”