How Nigeria’s Next President Will Emerge In 2023 – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the winner of the 2023 presidential election must score the highest number of votes and the required two-thirds spread in the 36 States of the federation as contained in the Electoral Act 2022 and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said, “The determination of the winners of any election conducted by INEC is governed by the constitution, the Electoral Act and the regulations and guidelines of the commission.
“The determination of winners for presidential and governorship elections are governed by a different constitutional and legal threshold from seats in the national and state assemblies which are simply ‘first past the post.’
“By section 134 of the Constitution where there are more than two presidential candidates, for a presidential candidate to be declared duly elected, he must secure the highest number of votes cast at the election; and not less than a quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Source: The Will
2023: Tinubu’s Desperate Ambition Not Good For Democracy – Utomi
A chieftain of the Labour Party, Professor Pat Utomi, has described the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as a desperate one.
Utomi stated this on Monday during an appearance on a programme, Politics Today, on Channels Television, Naija News reports.
The political economist asserted that Tinubu’s desperate ambition to become president is injurious to Nigeria’s democracy and must be resisted.
Utomi pointed out that the slogan of the APC Presidential candidate “Emilokan” is dangerous and selfish, saying that the 2023 presidency is about Nigerians and an individual.
He said, “I don’t think the ambition of Tinubu is for the good of Nigeria. If I was his age, I wouldn’t be seeking political office at his age, certain things are good for certain times. Why is it his turn? What about other people in Nigeria?
“If there is any ‘Emilokan’ (translated in Yoruba as I am next) that is wrong, it is the Emilokan of Emilokan because of Ko’kan (Not his turn).
“Our country has suffered so much from having ailing leaders and that was why the vice president stepped up because he thought there was a challenge to that principle and direction.”
Atiku Appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, Others Special Advisers
AHEAD of the takeoff of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has made key appointments of Special Advisers aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team.
The appointees are former Senate Presidents, Dr Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.
Also appointed as Special Advisers are the former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.
A former national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate.
The appointments are to take immediate effect.
Atiku charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election.