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Title:The 2007 elections in Nigeria: road to justice for the aggrieved parties
Author:Idowu, A.A.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Law Review (ISSN 0012-8678)
Geographic term:Nigeria
special courts
election law
Abstract:Following the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections of April 14, 2007, in Nigeria, incidents of violence and political killings were widely reported due to the activities of both fraudulent contestants and the aggrieved parties who engaged in self-help by taking the law into their hands, because it was not possible for them to channel their grievances through courts of law where justice can be obtained. This paper is an appraisal of the various complaints and irregularities which trailed the 2007 elections in Nigeria coupled with the negative and violent reactions of the aggrieved individuals. It examines the provisions of the Constitution, electoral law, tribunals' practice directions and the nature of judicial institutions which can serve as a road to justice for the aggrieved parties. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]