Public affairs analyst, Femi Aribisala, on Tuesday, said the 2023 presidential election “will be decided on the second ballot”.
According to Aribisala, Saturday’s election going to a run-off would guarantee that Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “can never be president of Nigeria”.
“This presidential election will be decided on the second ballot ensuring that Bola Tinubu can never be president of Nigeria,” Aribisala wrote on his known Twitter handle.
This newspaper reports that before a candidate can be declared winner of the presidential election, he or she must have the highest number of votes cast and secure a quarter of the votes cast in two-thirds of the states of the federation and the FCT.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is already making plans and preparations for the conduct of a run-off presidential election, where no candidate meets the conditional requirements for declaring a winner from votes cast on February 25.