AKOLO & ANOR
V.
AKWASHIKI & ORS

(2011) JELR 39912 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/MK/EPT/35/2011 ·  12 Dec 2011 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MOHAMMED LADAN TSAMIYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALI ABUKAKAR BABANDI GUMEL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appeal
appellants
decision of the tribunal
j.c.a.
merit
reasons
1st respondent
5th respondent
above decision
accordance
ali abubakar babandi gumel
briefs
brother
careful consideration of the petition
conclusions
constitution
costs
counsel
court
decision
decision of the national
declaration of the 1st respondent
election
exhibit n
forged document
grounds of appeal
issues
j.c.a
judgment
ladan tsamiya
later date
leading judgment
lead judgment
legal submissions
member
nasarawa eggon west state constituency
nasarawa state
notice of appeal
ns
order
parties
parties briefs of arguments
petition
petition no. ept
privilege
relevant authorities
respondents' replies
section
state house of assembly election petition tribunal
uchechukwu onyemenam

UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading judgment): The appeal is against the decision of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Lafia, Nasarawa State delivered on 21/10/2011. The appellants in the petition challenged the declaration of the 1st Respondent as the duly elected member representing Nasarawa Eggon West State Constituency which election was conducted on the 26/4/2011.

Dissatisfied with the decision of the Tribunal, the Appellant has appealed to the Court vide a Notice of Appeal filed on 9/11/2011 containing six grounds of appeal. Briefs were duly filed with issues formulated therein. Appeal was heard and judgment reserved to be given in accordance with Section 285 (8) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

DECISION

Upon a careful consideration of the petition, respondents' replies, parties briefs of arguments with legal submissions and relevant authorities; I hold that appellants failed to establish that the 1st respondent …

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