Buhari May Lose Elections On Technical Rule, Radio Nigeria Says Jonathan Leading In 22 States
The Presidential aspirations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari may be cut short as the unofficial figures coming in suggest that he has failed to garner 25% of the votes in the following states. 1. Imo 2. Abia 3. Anambra 4. Ebonyi 5. Rivers 6. Bayelsa 7. Delta 8. Benue 9. Enugu 10.Cross Rivers 11. Akwaibom 12. Edo.
If Buhari fails to make 25% in 2 more states, even if he secures the highest votes, he cannot win the election.
According to law, the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner in the first round, as long as he gains at least 25% of the votes in two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states.
The ruling PDP is leading in Plateau, Taraba, Lagos, Ekiti, and Ondo states, while the races in Oyo, Kwara and Kogi states are to close to call.
Radio Nigeria, also reported that the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in 22 States.
INEC has yet to declare any official results.