Court refuses to stop Jonathan impeachment

Sept. 15, 2012 at 9:58 PM

ABUJA, Nigeria, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Nigeria's High Court has declined to head off impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan being considered by the House of Representatives.

Jonathan is under fire for his handling of the African nation's budget.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole Friday rejected the request by the national chairman of the African Liberation Party, Emmanuel Osita Okere, that the court stop the House from moving against the president.

The court indicated the suit was premature, saying the impeachment proceedings must be under way before it can entertain arguments for stopping them in order not to interfere with the functions of the legislative body.

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