Constitutional Law guru, Olisa Agbakogba (SAN) has hinted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the February 25 Presidential Election, did not meet the constitutional requirement to be declared president-elect by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria while speaking on the Morning Show of AriseTV on Wednesday said to be declared president-elect, a candidate must win 25% of the votes in the FCT and 24 other states, which Mr. Tinubu did not fulfill.
He also expressed concern that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has not said a word since the petitions were filed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to the former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, there are two fundamental questions that could determine the petitions, and “the tribunal can dispense of it within a week.”
“That the consitution gives a time limit of 180 days does not mean that you must wait for it to elapse to act.”