Saturday, December 13, 2008

Corruption: Nigeria's Supreme Court upholds "deeply flawed" election result

Nigeria's Supreme Court Friday upheld the results of last year's presidential election, giving Presidential Umaru Yar'Adua a mandate to lead Africa's most populous nation.

The case was brought to the high court after a lower court ruled opposition candidates had failed to prove fraud was so widespread that official results should be thrown out.

Observers say the April 2007 election was deeply flawed, with many polls failing to open, and thugs openly stealing or stuffing ballot boxes.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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