Aondoakaa: Arise TV misrepresentedmy interview
FORMER Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mike Aondoakaa, has said his interview with Arise TV was highly distorted.
In a statement in Makurdi, Benue State, by his Special Assistant, Abdul Kohol, Aondoakaa said he decided to make clarifications, following ‘’misconceptions and distortions peddled on social media…’’
“In the March 3 interview, the TV anchor sought Aondoakaa’s opinion on a candidate winning 25 per cent of valid votes of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a condition, among others, before being declared winner of the presidential election.
“Aondoakaa said the Supreme Court in 2008, gave interpretations as regards the conjunction ‘and’ joining the larger part of the subsection with the smaller part of; which the Supreme Court held to be ‘conjunctive’ in view of the words used in Section 146 (1) of the Electoral Act, 2006, and not ‘disjunctive’; however, Supreme Court has a right to depart from its previous decision, depending on the facts of each case.“At no time did Aondoakaa stated that it was wrong for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to have declared president-elect, Bola Ahmed, winner of the presidential election.