Despite finishing third in the recently concluded presidential election, the Labour Party’s vice presidential candidate, Senator Yusuf Datti Ahmed, stated in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper that he believes the Labour Party will win the 2023 presidential election based on the results made public by INEC.
He criticized the method and the choice to award Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and presidential contender for the governing All Progressives Party (APC), a certificate of return….. Continue Reading
According to him, Tinubu’s election as president-elect was proclaimed by INEC in a non-constitutional manner. The INEC Chairman, he said, had misapplied the constitution’s section 134.
Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the ruling party, the APC, received a fake certificate of return, he continued. According to his opinion, the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket did not fulfill the standards set forth in section 134 of the constitution, which must be satisfied before a presidential candidate may be recognized as the winner of the election.
He asserted that in accordance with Section 134, the candidate must receive the most votes and at least 25% of the vote in at least two-thirds of the federation’s states and the Federal Capital Territory in order to be deemed the winner and receive a certificate of return.
Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, and Atiku Abubakar, the leading presidential candidate for the main opposition party, the PDP, both lacked 25% of the FCT, he said……