- PDP's witness has made a shocking revelation about the importance of the 25% of FCT votes during the presidential election
- According to Mohammed Aliyu, 25% of FCT votes is required and compulsory to win the presidential election
- The witness insisted that his statement was not his personal opinion but was based on the constitutional provision of the Nigerian law
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A witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has testified against the party's flagbearer.
The witness, who appeared at the court recently, testified that Atiku and President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not qualified to be declared as president for not scoring 25% in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Daily Trust reported.
Presidential election: Witness says lack of 25% of votes in FCT disqualifies Tinubu, Atiku
While testifying under cross-examination by counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mohammed Aliyu said the 25% was a compulsory condition to be declared as president.
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Speaking further, he noted that his statement was his personal opinion, adding it was based on the constitutional provision of the law.
Further confirming whether Atiku got the required result in the FCT, Aliyu said:
“My candidate did not score 25 percent of votes in the FCT by the purported result published by INEC.”
Peter Obi tenders evidence against Tinubu's victory in boxes before election tribunal
In a 41 seconds video shared by The Nation via its Twitter handle @TheNationNews, boxes containing electoral documents were tendered before the court.
A move by Obi and the Labour Party’s counsel, Emeka Okpoko, to use documents not filed to conduct the proceedings was rejected on the ground of illegality.
2023 Elections: Atiku tells Tinubu why he consistently contests for president
Meanwhile, Atiku has sent a strong reply to Bola Tinubu over his frequent participation in presidential elections.
According to the former vice president, his "drug-free record" has led to his consistency in contesting for the office of the presidency.
Atiku also insisted that Tinubu is constitutionally disabled from contesting for the office of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.