Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Supreme Court Justices Validate Jonathan's Election

Sahara Reporters
28 December 2011

Seven justices of the Nigerian Supreme Court today held that the April 2011 election that brought Mr. Goodluck Jonathan to power substantially complied with Nigeria's electoral act.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court agreed unanimously that Jonathan won the election therefore tossing the petition of retired General Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) challenging Mr. Jonathan's election before the court.

Justice Olufunlola Oyelola Adekeye read the lead judgement while five other justices and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (who was absent from today's line-up) concurred with the ruling.

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