Nigeria awaits presidential list

No Comments » March 15th, 2007 posted by // Categories: Favorite Articles

Nigeria’s electoral commission is to publish the official list of candidates for next month’s presidential election.

But Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who is facing corruption charges, is set not to be included.

Electoral officials say the charges mean Mr Abubakar is constitutionally barred from standing for election.

Mr Abubakar, standing as an opposition candidate after falling out with former ally President Obasanjo, has said he will challenge the decision in court.

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