Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Chaos.



The Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero has banned all political rallies in the run up to Saturday's elections. It figures.

As Kush pointed out, PPA's Theodore Orji (who won Abia) is in prison in Lagos on corruption charges. And, if you look ath the EFCC's original list of candidates, the PPA ticket for Abia has the word "indicted" besides it, and is shaded red and blue. This actually happened before Saturday's elections, and there was a lot of speculation at least a week before the elections that he wouldn't be allowed to stand.

The Supreme Court ruled that INEC has no right to bar candidates, whatever their legal status, from running. The person who this obviously affects most is Atiku Abubakar. But the people who should be responding to the ruling - INEC - are saying absolutely nothing. Until INEC responds, probably later today, we can't be sure of any elections this Saturday. Nigeria, we hail thee...

Graphics from BBC newsonline. ANPP has since taken Kano.

4 comments:

Pseudo-Independence said...

In the name of peace we should accept the results. We shouldn't let this derail our long-term focus. Nigeria is still learning. Nigeria is the fortress of Black power. We should let the juggernaut of PDP be.

Africana said...

Great map - makes me get a better picture of which party is where

ababoypart2 said...

Chaa….woos as my folks call it. It’s turning into a sick joke.

RJ said...

PDP huh? well lets see what they would do different this time around.