Ace television presenter, Ms. Kadaria Ahmed, has clarified that a presidential candidate needs at least 25 per centage to win the presidential election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Ms. Ahmed, a Nigerian journalist, media entrepreneur, television host and the chief executive officer of RadioNow 95.3FM, disclosed this in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election held on February 25.
Interestingly, it was only the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, who grabbed the clincher in the FCT.
Reacting to the conundrum generated by the 25 per cent saga, an observer said:
“Karma has a way of catching up on people. When Kadaria Ahmed was confidently analyzing the spread and percentage a candidate needed to win the election, little did she know a situation like Tinubu not making 25 per cent in the FCT will arise.”
Kadaria Ahmed started her career at the BBC in London and has worked in print, radio, television, online and social media platforms.
Meanwhile, another observer noted that the 25 per cent clause was coined in by northern politcal oligarchs to checkmate the emergence of a souther presidential candidate from emerging but, unfortunate for them, backfired against their choice candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
New Band gathered from a reliable source that the failure of Tinubu to get the required minimum 25 per cent is generating rancour between him and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who he reportedly paid off to compromise the results of the presidential election.
Tinubu, barring any judicial upstage, will be sworn in on May 29, 2023 as the next president of Nigeria.