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2023 Polls: Any Candidate Who Has Not Obtained At Least 25% Of The Votes In FCT Must Withdraw- Chuks Nwachukwu

Chuks Nwachukwu, a prominent Nigerian lawyer, has stepped forward to defend the rights of Abuja residents amidst the controversy surrounding the lawsuit filed by five citizens to prevent Bola Ahmed Tinubu's inauguration. According to Nwachukwu, it is important for Abuja residents to have the ability to approve or reject the candidate for president of Nigeria.

The primary concern in this situation, as stated by Nwachukwu, is the possibility of a vacancy arising if the INEC-announced candidate is not sworn in by May 29. Despite the perception that this would result in a crisis, Nwachukwu has argued that the constitution has accounted for such a scenario and has made provisions to address it.

Nwachukwu has presented evidence to the court to support his argument that the constitution has planned for a potential vacancy in the presidency. This evidence has helped to alleviate concerns regarding a potential crisis and has reinforced the importance of upholding the rights of Abuja residents in the selection of the president of Nigeria.

Chuks Nwachukwu stated that, "We simply want the court to acknowledge that, the residents of Abuja have the right to approve, or reject whoever becomes president of the country, and who in That capacity will be like their governor, the one that regulates their daily lives, he has a level of acceptability among them, with at least 25% of their votes, and therefore, any candidate who has not obtained that 25% of the votes must withdraw. Chuks Nwachukwu disclosed this to newsmen, few moment ago.

"The major thing that has been afflicting this nation has been this fear of a vaccum being created if anybody announced by INEC is not sworn in by may 29th. There has been this belief that it will result in a vaccum and it will result in crisis, but we have brought it out to the court That the constitution has envisaged such a situation, the constitution has made a provision for that".

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