Nigerian court begins hearing challenge to Buhari’s win

A panel of five judges in Nigeria on Wednesday began hearing a legal challenge by opposition parties to the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in February elections.

President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, said four petitions had been lodged by opposition parties against the results of the February 23 poll, in which Buhari was re-elected for a second term with 56 percent of the vote.

“We are going to be hearing the matter on a day-by-day basis,” Bulkachuwa assured the parties, …

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