Michael Aondoakaa, ex-attorney general of the Federation and minister of justice, has disclosed that a presidential candidate cannot be enthroned on the seat of the president despite having the highest number of votes in the election without getting 25% of the votes in two-thirds of the 36 states in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
On March 1, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the winner of the election.
According to him, “The Constitution says you must get 25 per cent in 24 states, and in FCT, Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not score 25 per cent in the FCT, and since he didn’t score 25 per cent in the FCT, he should not have been declared president as INEC wrongly did”.
If you can recall, Peter Obi got 62% of the votes in Abuja while Tinubu came second, winning just 20% of the votes. Atiku Abubakar came third winning 16% of the votes.
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