…Says scoring 25% in FCT not mandatory for winning presidential poll
Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The Supreme Court of Nigeria, Thursday, dismissed the petition brought before it by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Tinubu as winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
The apex court held that securing 25% of votes in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is not mandatory for winning presidential election.
The seven-man panel dismissed the appeal by Atiku, and upheld the election of President Tinubu.
Meanwhile, the suit filed by the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is yet to be determined.