INEC has no power to disqualify Atiku

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Vice President Atiku Ababakar recorded another electoral victory on Wednesday when a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no powers, under the law, to disqualify candidates already cleared by their political parties for the April 2007 general elections.

The court, however, declared that it was the duty of INEC to conduct a verification exercise on the names of candidates presented to it by political parties to ensure that the condition set in sections 66, 106,107,117 and 137 of the 1999 constitution for candidates contesting elections are complied with.

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