(1998) JELR 45708 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/15/98 ·  24 Apr 1998 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Mbukurta v. Abbo (1998) 6 NWLR (Pt. 554) 456
UMARU ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
election tribunal
majority of lawful votes
2nd respondent
appeal tribunals
2nd appellant
2nd petitioners
ample evidence
appeal tribunal
gotawa b8 polling unit
appeal court
brother tanko muhammad
decision of the election tribunal
election results
end of the nationwide
federal attorney general
flagrant violation of the electoral process
following issues
ibrahim tanko muhammad
james o. ogebe
judgments of the lower tribunals
leading judgment
local government election tribunal
lower courts
mbonu vs. nwoti
minimum requirement of a senior school
national electoral commission of nigeria
petitioners chief olodo
platform of the 3rd petitioner
record of the election tribunal
requisite educational qualifications
respective parties
result of gotawa b8
results of gotawa b8 polling unit
review of the tribunals decisions
submissions of counsel
sum total of the submission of the attorney general
umaru abdullahi
uncp candidates
vice chairman
zamfara state election appeal tribunal

IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the end of the Nationwide conducted elections into Local Government Area Councils of 15th day of March, 1997, the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) declared the 1st and 2nd Petitioners, who contested the election on the platform of the 3rd Petitioner, as the duly elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Zurmi Local Government Council of Zamfara state.

The 1st and 2nd Petitioners were declared by NECON as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Zurmi Local Government Council of Zamfara State. The respondents were dissatisfied with the result and they Petitioned the Zamfara state Local Government Election Tribunal. At the end of hearing, the Election Tribunal nullified the election at Gotawa B8 polling Unit for irregularities. The Election Tribunal then declared the respondents as duly elected on the majority of lawful votes.

Aggrieved by that decision, the Petitioners appealed to the Zamfara state Election Appeal…

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