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Justices Who Declared A Candidate Who Emerged Fourth In An Election Governor Have Been Refused Visas By US Embassy — Donald Duke


A Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has alleged that the Justices who delivered a judgement that made a candidate who came fourth in an election the winner have ben refused visas to attend a Judges’ conference in the US. According to him, their aides were given visas, but they were not.

He made the claim at a book launch ceremony at Lagos yesterday.

Governor Duke was among guests at the launch of “A Stranger In Their Midst’’, the memoir of Mr Justice Charles Archibong (rtd) at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi Lagos.

Recall that on the 14th of January, 2020, the supreme court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of justices {Justice ibrahim tanko muhammad, Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola,Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun,Justice Amiru Sanusi, ,Justice Amina Adamu Augie,Jusice Uwani Musa Abba Aji) delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun recognized Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the Imo State 2019 gubernatorial election despite coming a distant fourth at the polls.

Credit: The Nigeria Lawyers

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