All Territories are equal. You cannot say only one Territory must be won – Prof Wokocha.

By Mmesoma Rejoice Ekem

With less than a week before the presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja begin hearing on the case brought before it by Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party challenging the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of February 25th poll, Ritchard Aduche Wokocha Professor Of Law, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt has spoken about one of the petitions.

It would be recalled that Mr Peter Obi is challenging INEC for declaring Asiwaju Tinubu winner of the poll despite failing to win 25 percent votes of the federal capital territory.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with Plus TV, Prof Wokocha said all votes are equal. According to him, the constitution does not make any territory superior than other in terms of votes.

Hear him “Under 1991 constitution, Abuja come into existence as a territory. And that provision means to gather the vote of Abuja at least two third of the territories of Nigeria that is to be won. I see no reason for the opinions that has been canvassed. First, democracy is a leveler. Democracy does not permit an unequal vote. All votes are equal. All territories are equal. You cannot say there is one territory that must be won. What of the 36 states. The constitution does not require you to win any particular state. “

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