Politics Nigeria Not Considering Withdrawal From ICC, President Jonathan Says - Sahara Reporters

President Goodluck Jonathan tomorrow in Abuja assured the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr. Sang-Hyun Song, that Nigeria was not considering withdrawing from the jurisdiction of the Court.

A State House press statement said Mr. Jonathan made the statement during a visit by Mr. Song.

“President Jonathan said, however, that while Nigeria still maintains its endorsement and commitment to the guiding principles and objectives of the ICC, it wanted urgent action to address the current concerns of African leaders over the operations of the court.”

Mr. Jonathan told the ICC President that Nigeria and the African Union will work with the United Nations and the Assembly of ICC State Parties to achieve a review of sections of the ICC’s Rome Statutes, including those that deny the deferment of cases against sitting heads of state and government with definite tenures.

SOURCE: Sahara Reporters

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