Friday, March 30, 2007

Dami asked a pertinent question, whether the polls will not be delayed to allow AD to replace it candidate. According to Section 132(2) of the Nigerian Constitution, "an election to the said office shall be held on a date not earlier than 60 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of office of the last holder of that office."

As the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it should trump the INEC rules and thus will require that elections hold, at most not more than approximately two months before OBJ's last day and at least no later than approximately a month after OBJ's last day as President.

OBJ's last day in office is May 29th, barring any act of God or otherwise that could extend his tenure.

Thanks Dami for the question.

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