Nigeria: Court Restrains FG From Use Of Soldiers For General Election

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A Federal High Court in Lagos, have on Monday, barred the Nigerian government from deploying troops for 2015 general elections.

According to the Judge in charge of the trial, Justice Ibrahim Buba, “It is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to deploy military for the supervision of election purposes without the approval of the National Assembly.”

Following the outcome of the judgement, soldiers and military personnel may not be deployed for the March 28 and April 11, 2015 general elections, even though some states had been designated hotbed of violence few days to the polls.



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