Nigeria: Court delivers verdict on Ben Bruce’s dual citizenship and allegiance to US 17 Dec

Published: 12/Déc/2015
Source: The News (Abuja)

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will, on 17 December 2015, deliver judgement on whether Senator Ben Murray Bruce, having sworn to an oath of allegiance to the United States of America, is qualified to be called, and occupy the office of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Justice Abdul Kafarati, the trial judge in an originating summons filed by one of the contestants in the Bayelsa East Senatorial District election, Chief Anthony George Ikoli SAN, has been asked to determine whether a man with a dual citizenship, who swore to an oath repudiating his citizenship of the country of birth can aspire to become a Senator of the same country, particularly Nigeria under section 66 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2015