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Seek redress in court, NLC tells aggrieved politicians

By IWPR Nigeria






Politicians dissatisfied with the results of the recent general elections should seek redress in the law courts instead of engaging in acts of violence.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Abdulwahed Omar said in his May Day message that the courts have shown in recent times that they could be impartial arbiters of political disputes.

Referring to the previous 2007 elections, Omar said the fact that many rightful winners were later installed by the courts showed that the judiciary is capable of giving fair and acceptable verdicts.

Omar therefore described as misguided violence the killings and arson that followed the 2011 presidential elections.

Omar added that the overall conduct of 2011 general elections showed that it is possible to have credible elections in Nigeria.