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What Is The Constitutional Requirement To Win A Presidential Election In Nigeria ?

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is regarded as one of the most respected democratic countries in the African continent. Nigeria returned to democratic rule in the year 1999. Since the year 1999, we have had civilian presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. The incumbent president of Nigeria is Muhammadu Buhari. However, his tenure will come to an end by next year. This is why a presidential election will be held in February of 2023.

What is the constitutional requirement to win a presidential election in Nigeria ?

According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation, a candidate can win a presidential election in Nigeria by gathering the highest number of votes in the election. However, the BBC also reports that such a candidate must have at least 25 percent of the votes cast in two-thirds of the 36 states in Nigeria.

A report by The Guardian indicates that a presidential election in Nigeria could go to a second round if no candidate meets the requirements to be declared as the winner in the first round. The 2023 presidential election will be contested between major candidates like Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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