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Election: Why Nigeria is heading for a constitutional crisis – Uche Mefor

Uche Mefor, the estranged Deputy-Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday said Nigeria is heading towards “a constitutional crisis” because “there would not be an outright winner” in the 2023 election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Mefor, as things stand, “no candidate will win 25% in 24 out of the 36 states and Abuja”.

He wrote on his verified Facebook page: “Former governor Peter Obi would win the Nigeria’s presidential election if the election is free and fair, but if Obi doesn’t win, then it would be inconclusive. There would not be outright winner, as no other candidate will win 25% in 24 out of the 36 states and Abuja.

“In that circumstances, Nigeria is heading for a constitutional crisis owing to this novel factor of ‘throwing the presidential election open’–‐–a departure from the usual consensus arrangement between the North and the South, and which the spirit of the electoral law was not predicated on, and definitely not prepared for or envisaged ab initio.”

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