Abuja Same As Other States, Tribunal Dismisses LP’s 25% FCT Votes Claim

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) led by Justice Haruna Tsammani on Wednesday dismissed the claims of the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, that they won 25% of needed votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

During the 2023 presidential election on February 25, LP and Obi won 25%, by securing about 59 per cent of the votes cast.

Neither President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (19 per cent) nor Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (15 per cent) scored up to 25 per cent of the votes in the Nigerian capital.

Ruling on the petition, the five-man tribunal dismissed the charge saying Abuja is like the other 36 states of the federation.

According to the tribunal, FCT residents have no special privileges as the petitioners claimed.


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