JUST IN: SAN Opens Up On Why Tinubu Cannot Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s President
In an interview with Arise News, Aondoakaa indicated that this criterion had been the rule for a very long time and that the rule had not been changed following the Supreme Court’s judgment in 2008.
It is important to keep in mind that Peter Obi received 62% of the total votes cast in the FCT, whilst Bola Tinubu only obtained 20% of the votes, totaling 90, 902 votes. In the city of Abuja, Atiku Abubakar received 73, 743 votes, which is 16% of the total votes cast.
Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), a former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF), has insisted that a candidate must receive 25% of the votes cast in at least two- thirds of the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) of Abuja in order to be declared the winner of a presidential election.
Aondoakka noted that the 1999 Constitution was unambiguous when it mentioned the requirements to win an election when speaking about the results of the elections.
” When there are more than two candidates for an office, he declared, In order to be considered duly elected, a presidential candidate must receive at least 25% of the vote in at least two- thirds of the states in the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. “
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” Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not get 25% of the vote in the Federal Capital Territory, which is required by the Constitution. As he did not get 25% of the vote in the FCT, he should not have been declared president, as INEC did in error. ” he claimed.
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JUST IN: SAN Opens Up On Why Tinubu Cannot Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s President.
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