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Confusion after Nigerian rulings

Posted by BBC News on 2007/04/03 | Views: 2911 |

Confusion after Nigerian rulings


Nigeria's electoral body has been told to allow Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to run for president in April's poll.

Nigeria's electoral body has been told to allow Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to run for president in April's poll.

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled the electoral body lacked the power to exclude Mr Abubakar from the election.

But this contradicts a ruling made hours earlier by a superior court which said the Independent National Electoral Commission could disqualify candidates.

Mr Abubakar became a leading opposition candidate after falling out with former ally President Olusegun Obasanjo.


Justice Tijani Abubakar at the Federal High Court ordered Inec to respect the verdict and put Mr Abubakar's name on the 21 April ballot.







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Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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Ikponmwosa Osamede(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Your meaning of Osamede is wrong. Osamede means God has given me a crown



The court verdict is not a blank cheque for Inec to just disqualify anyone
Garba Shehu
Mr Abubakar's spokesman