• Short Summary

    A defeated candidate for the Nigerian presidency, Chief Obafem Awolowo, has claimed this year's elections were rigged.

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    A defeated candidate for the Nigerian presidency, Chief Obafem Awolowo, has claimed this year's elections were rigged. In Lagos, at the National Convention of his Unity Party (UPN) Chief Awolowo criticised the election conduct of the rival National Party (NPN) the Federal Election Commission and the judiciary. Chief Awolowo lost the presidential contest to the National Party 's Mr Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

    SYNOPSIS: Two thousand delegates from all nineteen federation states attended the UPN convention. The Unity Party was one of five political groups which entered the election contest, a contest Chief Awolowo claimed was unfair.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MPYLZYMBIJ95WCZ5T3VUZUAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MPYLZYMBIJ95WCZ5T3VUZUAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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