Monday March 08, 2021 4:53 AM

Controversial Judge who nullified June 12 election is dead

The  controversial Judge who nullified the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, believed to have been won by MKO Abiola Dahiru Saleh, is dead.

It was gathered tha he was buried in Azare, his hometown, in Bauchi on Thursday evening.

Until his death, he held the title of “Mutawallen” of Katagum emirate in Bauchi.

He was the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court at that period.

Chief MKO Abiola, who was recognised as an elected President posthumously by President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was leading Bashir Tofa, his National Republican Convention rival, by margin wide before Saleh ruled to cancel the final announcement.

Abiola was later incarcerated and died in detention on July 7, 1998

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