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Tribunal says FCT’s 25% not requirement for winning presidential election

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has rested the argument of whether winning 25% in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was necessary for becoming president of Nigeria.

The Justice Tsammani-led panel said the voters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja are equal to every other voter in the states of Nigeria; hence, Abuja has no special status.

Recall that the Labour Party (LP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates submitted that winning 25% of the FCT votes, in addition to meeting other requirements, was a necessary requirement for being declared the winner in a presidential election.

The PEPC had earlier quashed the case of massive rigging alleged by Obi in favor of Tinubu.

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