25% requirement of FCT didn’t make it special than other states – Tribunal


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

Justice Haruna Tsammani, the panel’s lead judge, said this at the tribunal’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him, Section 134 (1) and (2) of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution (as amended) require a presidential candidate to obtain or score a majority of votes cast in a presidential election involving two or more candidates, as well as at least 25% in two-thirds of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in order to be declared duly elected as President of Nigeria.

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