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Court rejects challenge to Jonathan win

2011-12-28 16:01

Abuja - Nigeria's Supreme Court threw out a challenge to President Goodluck Jonathan's victory in April 16 elections, upholding the result and rejecting calls by the main opposition party for a recount in several parts of the country.

Jonathan was declared winner with 59% of the vote but his nearest rival, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, who scored 32%, refused to accept the outcome.

Buhari's Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) party filed a petition to challenge it in May.