Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nigerian Senate President Sacked by Election Petition Tribunal

Nigerian Senate President, David Mark, has been sacked by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State in Nigeria. The tribunal annulled the April 21, 2007 election of David Mark on Saturday, February 23, 2008.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was abused and misused by the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the local and national elections held in April, 2007. Many voters were disenfranchised as the PDP employed thugs to intimidate the supporters of the opposition parties and over 700 people were killed in the political clashes of the tragic April polls.

I have refused to accept the presidential election of President Umaru Yar' Adua, because it has no electoral legitimacy.

President Umaru Yar'Adua has commenced electoral reforms without any judicial inquiry into the death of those who were killed during the last elections in April 2007, and without any legal Review Commission.

The disgraced Senate President, David Mark was recently given a national honour by President Umaru Yar'Adua and also given the "Senator of the Year" award by This Day newspaper of Nigeria.

Nigeria is one of the most corrupt countries in the world where the criminals in public office and their accomplices in the private sector are celebrated and given chieftaincy titles, local and national honours.

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