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Nigerian Justice who annulled June 12 election dies


Justice Dahiru Saleh, Nigerian judge, who annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has passed on.

The late Justice died today May 7 in Azare, Bauchi state after a brief illness.

Until his death, he held the title of “Mutawalle” of Katagum emirate in Bauchi. He was the Chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High court.

In June 12, 1993 election, he annulled the election adjudged as one of the most credible in the history of the country. 

The Social Democratic Party candidate, MKO Abiola was leading his rival Bashir Tofa, of National Republican Convention by a wide margin, but the election was cancelled ahead of the final announcement of results. Abiola was later arrested by the Abacha regime and he died in detention.


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