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.
Aondoakaa stated this in an interview with Arise News, arguing that this condition has been the law since the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling and has not altered. 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.
Quoting from his words, he stated: “When there are more than two candidates for an office, he declared: “A candidate for that office shall be deemed to have been duly elected where he has the highest number of votes cast at the election and if he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the states in the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not achieve the required 25% in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as required by the Constitution, and as a result, he should not have been elected president, as INEC erroneously did”