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BREAKING: Judge Who Cancelled June 12 Presidential Election Dies

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June 12

The Judge who annulled the June 12, 1993, Presidential Election, Justice Dahiru Saleh, has died.

While confirming his death to The Cable, a family source disclosed that the judge was buried at the palace of the emir of Azare around 4:30 pm on Thursday.

Until his death, Saleh was the chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court.

Born on August 22, 1939, he attended Azare Primary School between 1948 and 1951; Azare Senior Primary School between 1952 and 1955; and Barewa College, Zaria from 1956 to 1960.

He then proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and later Council of Legal Education London.

Naija News recalls that MKO Abiola, the Social Democratic Party presidential candidate, was leading Bashir Tofa, his National Republican Convention rival, in the June 12 election by a wide margin but the exercise was cancelled.

Saleh had annulled the election based on the order of Ibrahim Babaginda, who was the military president. The decree of Babaginda ousted the jurisdiction of courts so his order was not supposed to have any effect.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.