Presidential election: Peter Obi's victory in the FCT increases concerns about a potential runoff
In Nigeria, there have been rumors that the 2023 presidential election could lead to a constitutional crisis.
It appears likely that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, will receive the greatest number of legal votes after the majority of the results of last Saturday's presidential election have been declared.
Moreover, Tinubu will have received at least 25% of the vote in at least 24 federation-wide states. the Federal Capital Territory, and 24 states, according to the 1999 Constitution (FCT).
This has given rise to several interpretations.
According to the results from the FCT, the APC only received 19.8% of the vote, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) received 16.1%, while Peter Obi of the Labour Party received 61%.
Lawyer Kwami Adadevoh, whose legal practice spans Nigeria, Ghana, and the UK, told the Daily Post that there was no run-off.
"In 24 states, Tinubu and Atiku received 25% of the vote.
A state is not the FCT. Otherwise, according to the reading you're using, even if a person got 25% in 36 states but not 25% in Abuja, they still wouldn't have won.
"So, we ought to be ready for INEC to declare a winner.
I'm sure by tomorrow," Adadevoh said.