The role of the FCT in the presidential election and whether it's compulsory to score 25 percent votes cast in the FCT has become a major topic of debate since only one candidate from the 2023 election was able to record 25 percent votes cast in the FCT.
Kadaria Ahmed, a well renowned Nigerian journalist and media enterpreuner was speaking during a program on Arise TV when she shared her view on what the constitution says about the FCT.
She said during the program that the winning 25 percent votes cast in the FCT is among the compulsory conditions of winning an election. She also noted that if a presidential candidate wins 25 percent votes in 24 states and failed to secure 25 percent in the FCT then there's a problem.
She said; "The first condition is that you have the highest number of votes, the second condition is that you must win 25 percent votes across two-thirds of Nigeria's 36 states which is 24 states plus the FCT. You must win at least 25 percent in FCT so even if you win 25 percent in 24 states but you don't get 25 percent in FCT, there is a problem."
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