Friday, March 21, 2008

Eighth Nigerian state election overturned for fraud

Reuters: "LAGOS, March 20 (Reuters) - A Nigerian court annulled the election of a state governor on Thursday, the eighth such ruling since polls marred by fraud and violence shook Africa's most populous nation almost a year ago.
The tribunal in the southern state of Edo cancelled the election of Governor Oserheimen Osunbor of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) and declared his rival Adams Oshiomhole the rightful winner, Nigeria's official news agency said."