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25% requirement: FCT not special than other states – Tribunal
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 6 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has declared that the Federal Capital Territory does not hold a higher status than other states in the country.

Justice Haruna Tsammani, the lead judge of the five-man panel declared this during the tribunal’s sitting on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him, Section 134 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) stipulates that a presidential candidate must attain or score a majority of votes cast in a presidential election, where two or more candidates are involved, and at least 25% in two-thirds of the 36 States and FCT to meet the constitutional requirement to be declared as duly elected as President of Nigeria.

 

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