• Short Summary

    Chief Obafemi Awolowo has lost his appeal against the outcome of Nigeria's Presidential election. He'd?

  • Description

    Chief Obafemi Awolowo has lost his appeal against the outcome of Nigeria's Presidential election. He'd challenged the ballot which saw the declaration of Alhaji Shehu Shagari as president. The case was heard in the Federal Court of Appeal in Lagos.

    SYNOPSIS: Anti riot police were stationed around the court building for the final day of the hearing. Chief Awolowo contended that Alhaji Shehu had not polled the required number of votes to win the presidency. However, the court ruled the election was valid. Chief Richard Akinjide counsel for the incumbent president applauded the outcome... while Mr. Adesanya for Chief Awolowo said there'd be an appeal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DPA76TWP5G5AGDFJUPJGW8Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DPA76TWP5G5AGDFJUPJGW8Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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