Buhari’s Nominee Fails To Get ICC Job After Obtaining Low Score




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According to The PUNCH, Nigeria has failed to clinch a seat at the International Criminal .

This is after the nominee the President, Muhammadu , failed to obtain the votes.

’s nominee, Justice Ishaq Bello, is the Judge the the Federal Capital Territory, obtained five per cent the total votes cast.

The ICC stated on its website Bello polled 12 votes out of the 117 votes the first round of the election, making him one of the lowest nominees, only to Milandou Prosper of the Republic of Congo.

An earlier by the ICC stated Bello is fluent English and knowledgeable criminal but seems to lack the required skill needed for the ICC job.

The advisory classified all nominees into four categories- highly qualified, qualified, only formally qualified and not qualified.

Justice Bello was designated as ‘only formally qualified’ after an assessment.

An earlier on Bello read part, “The noted the candidate does not have direct experience in international criminal and procedure based on his answers to questions regarding the functions and powers of pre-trial and trial chambers and the admissibility of evidence collected in violation of legal provisions, and did not have in-depth knowledge of the Rome Statute or the jurisprudence of the International Criminal . He demonstrated, however, good knowledge of how a judicial body work in a multicultural environment.”

The ICC also uploaded Justice Bello’s responses to questions on its website.

Only the candidates of the UK and Georgia out of all the 18 countries emerged as ‘elected’.