Dr. Ope Banwo, a human rights advocate and lawyer from Nigeria, has commented on the continuing issue surrounding the designation of Bola Tinubu, of the APC, as the winner of the recently held presidential election despite the fact that he only received up to 25% of the votes cast in Abuja.
Dr. Banwo responded by declaring categorically that the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja is a unique entity and not merely like any other state in Nigeria and that in order to be recognized the victor of any presidential election, the candidate must receive 25% of the votes cast in Abuja…… CONTINUE READING
He continued, saying that if Segun showed up with 25 friends and demanded to know if he was still eligible to pick up the automobile even though he had requested Segun to bring 24 of his friends and Bunmi to get his Gwagon.
It does sound unfair, but the law is still the law, Dr. Banwo said in a tweet he sent on his verified Twitter account. View the complete text below.
Remember that Mr. Peter, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, contested Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election as president despite not meeting the constitutional requirement of receiving at least 25% of the votes cast in Abuja. Nigerians are nonetheless anticipating the court’s decision in this matter.