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What Does The Law Say About 25% State Win In Presidential Elections by dawnomike(m): 6:59pm On Feb 28, 2023
“In an election to the office of the President or Governor whether or not contested and in any contested election to any other elective office, the result shall be ascertained by counting the votes cast for each candidate and subjected to the provisions of sections 133, 134 and 179 of the Constitution,” the Electoral Act reads in part.

According to the 1999 Constitution, presidential candidates must not only win a single majority, whoever will be recognised as an elected president must have won a stipulated minimum in every region of the country.

The candidate that receives the highest number of votes shall be declared elected only if they also fulfil a quota of 25 percent of the total votes cast in about 24 states including the Federal Capital Territory.

Section 134, subsection 2, of the 199 Constitution states:

“A candidate for an election to the office of President shall be deemed to have been duly elected where, there being more than two candidates for the election-he has the highest number of votes cast at the election; and he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.”

*You know, by and large... I feel we should not really be arguing somethings about this election.*

*We all know the truths of what happened and let me leave it at that... no matter who we supported*

*As progressive right thinking citizens of this nation that we all are, there are a lot of positives from this election irrespective of the irregularities*

*For the first time in history, 5 outgoing governors lost their senatorial bids*

*A pdp state like oyo state and kaduna lost all senatorial seats and majority of the federal rep seats*

*All these because some deviants called obidients have chosen to break the old wheel of 2 dorminant parties*


*Let's all put aside all these partisan old way political mantras and ways and look at the possibilities ahead of us all*

*This is not about Obi, Tinubu or Atiku, for the first time, APC is scared of losing lagos and this is not only peculiar to lagos*

*Even kaduna is a possibility!!!*

*This is victory for us in democracy and if we can keep pushing for this... It is possible to change the narratives*

*That is the message... and that's what we should celebrate, propagate and hope for*

*We dreamt of when our votes will scare them... here we are!!!*

Pen: Odogwu Michael

Re: What Does The Law Say About 25% State Win In Presidential Elections by yarimo(m): 7:19pm On Feb 28, 2023
dawnomike:
“In an election to the office of the President or Governor whether or not contested and in any contested election to any other elective office, the result shall be ascertained by counting the votes cast for each candidate and subjected to the provisions of sections 133, 134 and 179 of the Constitution,” the Electoral Act reads in part.

According to the 1999 Constitution, presidential candidates must not only win a single majority, whoever will be recognised as an elected president must have won a stipulated minimum in every region of the country.

The candidate that receives the highest number of votes shall be declared elected only if they also fulfil a quota of 25 percent of the total votes cast in about 24 states including the Federal Capital Territory.

Section 134, subsection 2, of the 199 Constitution states:

“A candidate for an election to the office of President shall be deemed to have been duly elected where, there being more than two candidates for the election-he has the highest number of votes cast at the election; and he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.”

*You know, by and large... I feel we should not really be arguing somethings about this election.*

*We all know the truths of what happened and let me leave it at that... no matter who we supported*

*As progressive right thinking citizens of this nation that we all are, there are a lot of positives from this election irrespective of the irregularities*

*For the first time in history, 5 outgoing governors lost their senatorial bids*

*A pdp state like oyo state and kaduna lost all senatorial seats and majority of the federal rep seats*

*All these because some deviants called obidients have chosen to break the old wheel of 2 dorminant parties*


*Let's all put aside all these partisan old way political mantras and ways and look at the possibilities ahead of us all*

*This is not about Obi, Tinubu or Atiku, for the first time, APC is scared of losing lagos and this is not only peculiar to lagos*

*Even kaduna is a possibility!!!*

*This is victory for us in democracy and if we can keep pushing for this... It is possible to change the narratives*

*That is the message... and that's what we should celebrate, propagate and hope for*

*We dreamt of when our votes will scare them... here we are!!!*

Pen: Odogwu Michael

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