REVEALED: A clever plan has been in place to ensure the South-East never rule Nigeria — Omotayo Williams
|Labour Party presidential candidate in the February 25th presidential election, Peter Obi.|
Human rights activist Omotayo Williams has voiced his concerns about the controversial 25% votes constitutional requirement for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stating that it was intentionally introduced by powerful individuals in the country to manipulate the selection of the country’s leaders.
According to Williams, the inclusion of the 25% mandatory requirement was a strategic maneuver designed to prevent a specific region or ethnic group from assuming the presidency. However, this plan was unexpectedly foiled when Peter Obi, an Igbo candidate, garnered widespread support and emerged victorious in the recent presidential election.
Taking to Twitter, Williams expressed his views, stating, “The mandatory 25% vote requirement in Abuja to become president was a political tactic employed by the influential figures in Nigeria, commonly referred to as the ‘owners of Nigeria.’ This provision, which they believed would grant them control over the country’s leadership, was inserted into the 1999 constitution. The intention behind it was to ensure that the North would have a significant say in determining Nigeria’s rulers.”
“No one anticipated that an Igbo candidate would not only capture the hearts of Nigerians as the most popular candidate in 2023 but would also be the sole contender to secure more than 25% of the votes in Abuja. The dynamics of Abuja have undergone a remarkable transformation, far beyond anyone’s expectations.”
Williams emphasizes that this plan has ultimately backfired, urging those in power to gracefully accept their defeat and uphold the principles outlined in the constitution. He suggests that the mandatory requirement be reconsidered and modified for future elections. However, this time around, the Nigerian powerbrokers were outmaneuvered.
“The eyes of the world are focused on the judiciary and Nigeria,” Williams concludes.
Source: National Pivot