CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

Part I - FEDERAL EXECUTIVE


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    1. A candidate for an election to the office of President shall be deemed to have be been duly elected, where, there being only two candidates for the election -
      1. he has the majority of votes cast at the election; and
      2. he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    2. A candidate for an election to the office of President shall be deemed to have been duly elected where, there being more than two candidates for the election-
      1. he has the highest number of votes cast at the election; and
      2. he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
    3. In a default of a candidate duly elected in accordance with subsection (2) of this section their shall be a second election in accordance with subsection (4) of this section at which the only candidate shall be -
      1. the candidate who scored the highest number of votes at any election held in accordance with the said subsection (2) of this section; and
      2. one among the remaining candidates who has a majority of votes in the highest number of States, so however that where there are more than one candidate with majority of votes in the highest number of States, the candidate among them with the highest total of votes cast at the election shall be the second candidate for the election.
    4. In default of a candidate duly elected under the foregoing subsections, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall within seven days of the result of the election held under the said subsections, arrange for an election between the two candidates and a candidate at such election shall be deemed elected to the office of President if -
      1. he has a majority of votes cast at the election; and
      2. he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

    5. In default of a candidate duly elected under subsection (4) of this section, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall, within seven days of the result of the election held under the aforesaid subsection (4), arrange for another election between the two candidates to which the subsection relates and a candidate at such election shall be deemed to have been duly elected to the office of President, if he has a majority of the votes cast at the election.
    1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person shall hold the office of President until -
      1. when his successor in office takes the oath of that office;
      2. he dies whilst holding such office; or
      3. the date when his resignation from office takes effect; or
      4. he otherwise ceases to hold office in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
    2. Subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the President shall vacate his office at the expiration of a period of four years commencing from the date, when -
      1. in the case of a person first elected as President under this Constitution, he took the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of office; and
      2. in any other case, the person last elected to that office under this Constitution took the Oath of Allegiance and oath of office or would, but for his death, have taken such Oaths.
    3. If the Federation is at war in which the territory of Nigeria is physically involved and the President considers that it is not practicable to hold elections, the National Assembly may by resolution extend the period of four years mentioned in subsection (2) of this section from time to time; but no such extension shall exceed a period of six months at any one time.


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