The Supreme Court has said scoring 25% of votes in the Federal Capital Territory is not mandatory.
The apex court stated this in its ruling on Thursday on the appeal challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu.
The court, by this stand, agreed with the Court of Appeal that the FCT, Abuja, is like other states.
The presiding justice of the seven-member panel, John Okoro, asked, “Are you saying if someone scores 25% votes in 30 states but not in Abuja, he should not be president? Is that how you interpret the law?
“That is not the law. Supreme Court agrees with the Court of Appeal,” he added.