Professor of Nuclear Chemistry at the Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Adewale Oladipo has insisted that Asiwaju Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress did meet the constitutional requirements to be declared winner of the February 25th poll.
During an exclusive interview with the Tribune paper, Oladipo warned that the incoming president faces difficulties.
You may remember that Mr. Peter Obi and Mr. Atiku Abubakar, both of the Peoples Democratic Party, are contesting the results of the 2023 presidential election.
Oladipo argued that the provision in question did not explicitly include the FCT.
Pay attention to him To be declared president, a candidate must receive at least 25% of the vote in two-thirds of the states comprising the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Because the word “including” is missing from the provision, the winner must obtain it in at least twenty-four states and the FCT. Based on my elementary grammar knowledge, the winning candidate must score at least 25% in FCT. I have not checked the INEC-declared winner. There is still an issue if he did not receive at least 25% of the vote in the FCT.
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