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INEC Wrongly Declared Tinubu As President Elect, The Constitution Is Clear —Mike Ozekhome

Ever since INEC declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election, it has attracted mixed reactions, especially from opposition candidates who have continued to question the transparency of the election.

According to a report by The Sun News, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a Human Rights lawyer, is also of the opinion that declaring Tinubu as president elect was a mistake made by the electoral body.

Arguing based on the provision of the Nigerian constitution, Ozekhome argued that Tinubu did not get 25 percent of votes cast in the FCT, so as such, INEC should not have declared him as the winner of the election.

He said: “It is clear from the provisions of the constitution that the winner of the presidential election must not only win the plurality of the votes, that is, the most numbers of votes, he must also win 25 percent in 24 states and the Federal capital territory. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not score 25 percent in FCT, even if he scored in 24 states without the mandatory 25 percent in FCT, he should not have been declared president-elect as INEC wrongly did. So, all these are matters that must and will be challenged at the tribunals.”

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