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BREAKING: Presidential Tribunal Court Dismisses 25% FCT Vote Requirement

25% FCT required votes squashed by PEPC

The Tribunal Court sitting on the presidential election in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed against president Tinubu alleging that the requirement for presidential candidates to be declared winners of the election is that they must secure 25% of the votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Kpomkwem News reports that the tribunal chairman, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, said in a ruling on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, that there is no special status attached to the FCT and that it is equal to every other state in Nigeria.

The ruling was made in response to a petition filed by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who challenged the election of President Bola Hammed Tinubu.

Obi had argued that Tinubu should be disqualified from being president because he did not win 25% of the votes cast in the FCT amidst other petitions raised against him.

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