(1999) JELR 43840 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/9/99 ·  10 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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ABDULLAHI v. ALEWA (1999) 5 NWLR (pt.602)
Abdullahi v. Alewa (1999) 5 NWLR (Pt. 602) 196
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
2nd respondents
ballot papers
local government
presiding officer
2nd respondent
3rd respondent
counter claim
issue no.2
lower tribunal
complete agreement
election result
lawful votes
polling station
said polling station
total number
ample evidence
briefs of arguments
combined effect
conclusion of the said election
e 9th of march
end of the election processes
evidence contradictory
exhibits p1
exhibits p2
first issue
highest number of votes
issue no.2 of the appellants
issues viz
i.t. muhammad
learned counsel
local government council election tribunal
majority of lawful votes casts
peoples democratic party
peoples party
provisions of paragraphs
respective replies
section states
serial number
sokoto state
tuluttu illela dawagare
winner of the election
winner of the said election

I.T. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Abdullahi Abdullahi, the appellant was the 1st respondent at the Local Government Council Election Tribunal for Sokoto State (the tribunal). He was fielded by the All Peoples Party (APP) to contest the election for the Chairman of Goronyo Local Government Council of Sokoto State. Alhaji Ya'u Isa Mai Alewa the 1st respondent (in this appeal) who was one of the petitioners at the tribunal, was fielded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At the end of the election processes, the appellant was returned as winner of the election with the highest number of votes. The respondents herein, were dissatisfied with the election result and they filed their petition at the tribunal. Some of the grounds upon which they premised their petitions are:

"3(1) The 1st and 2nd respondent were not duly elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of Goronyo Local Government by majority of lawful votes casts at the election of 5th December, 19…

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