Buhari’s Nominee To ICC Ishaq Bello Rejected After Scoring 5 Out Of 110.

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidate for the International Criminal Court, Ishaq Bello, has lost his bid to be elected as a judge at the war crimes tribunal.

Mr. Bello, head of the High Court of Federal Capital in Abuja fell below the pecking order at the polls after amassing a dismal 12 votes out 117 valid ballots in the first round of voting, and five out of 110 valid ballots in the second round.

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The Nigerian candidate scored the second lowest votes out of 18 nominees who participated in the race for the next ICC jurists, results released Thursday by the Netherlands-based court showed.

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