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Nigerian opposition party slams Obasanjo’s sacking of deputy as unconstitutional

Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar’s new party, the Action Congress (AC), has slammed President Olusegun Obasanjo’s declaration that his former deputy’s office was now vacant as “unconstititional.” Obasanjo on Saturday declared vacant the office of his embattled deputy after he defected to the rival opposition AC party ahead of the April 2007 elections. Presidential spokesman Uba Sani told reporters in Abuja Saturday that the decision had been taken in response to Abubakar’s defection early last week. Full Story

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