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Harsh verdicts await unqualified candidates, S’Court tells political parties

The Supreme Court has warned political parties to always comply with the provisions of the laws of the land and their own rules while nominating candidates for elections.

The court, in a judgment it delivered last Friday, warned that political parties that failed to play by the rules would have “a hard and very bitter lesson” to learn.

The apex court had, in the lead judgment prepared and read by Justice Amina Augie, removed the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sani Danladi, over his party’s failure to comply with the laws and the rules in presenting him for election in 2015.

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