It is common knowledge that in a petition the PDP filed in court, the party argued that Kashim Shettima committed double nomination by accepting to be Bola Tinubu's running mate in the presidential election at a time when he was still a senatorial candidate and it is a breach of the electoral act.
However, Paul Uwadima an author and political analyst has disclosed a conversation he had with one of the lawyers of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar. He said Atiku's lawyer who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) told him that if the court finds Shettima guilty of double nomination, Atiku will be sworn in. He, however, said he told the lawyer that Atiku can not be declared winner of the election because he did not score up to twenty-five percent of the votes cast in Abuja during the presidential election.
Quoting the exact statement by Paul, "Atiku's lawyer told me Atiku will be sworn in if court finds Shettima guilty of double nomination. He said Atiku will be declared winner of the election and will be sworn in on May 29th. I told him with due respect, SAN I don't agree with you, it can not be possible and he told me why? I said how can they say Atiku should be sworn in when Atiku did not get 25% of the votes cast in FCT, Abuja which is a mandatory requirement in section 134 subsection 2B of the 1999 Constitution?"
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