ALLIED PEOPLES' MOVEMENT
V.
INEC & ORS

(2021) JELR 109227 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/B/EPT/GOV/03/2021 ·  26 May 2021 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
Mojeed Adekunle Owoade, JCA Ita George Mbaba, JCA Uchechukwu Onyemenam, JCA Amina Audi Wambai, JCA Abubakar Sadiq Umar, JCA
Core Terms Beta
appeal
electoral act
issues
petition
4th respondents
civil process act
election petition
trial tribunal
election matter
grounds of appeal
senior counsel
1st respondent
2nd respondent
4th respondent
learned counsel
appellant's brief
high court
3rd respondent
godwin n. obaseki
brief of argument
sufficient evidence
chief chris uche
favour of the respondents
issue of the non-qualification
notice of appeal
osarenkhoe esq
trial tribunal right
petition no. eds
rules of this court
19th may
a. grounds
appellant's case
court's file
decision of the supreme court
decision of the trial tribunal
due filing of relevant processes
edo state governorship election tribunal
e-f.
federal republic of nigeria
final address of the appellant
gamut of evidence
leading judgment
proof of service of the bailiff
provisions of electoral act
referred respondent’s brief
result of the dissatisfaction of the appellant
said 3rd respondent's brief
s. e adekanye

UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal is as a result of the dissatisfaction of the Appellant against the Judgment of the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Benin, wherein the Tribunal on 29th March, 2021, entered judgment in favour of the Respondents as follows:

"In the light of the foregoing, we are of the view that from the gamut of evidence placed before this Honourable Tribunal, the petition lacks sufficient evidence to warrant the reliefs sought by the Petitioners, we so hold.

Accordingly, we hereby hold that all the three issues in this petition are resolved in favour of the Respondents and against the Petitioner. This petition lacks merit and it is hereby dismissed

The Appellant's case commenced by a Petition at the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal filed on 9th October, 2020, challenging the result of the Edo State Governorship election held on 19th September, 2020. Dissatisfied with the decision of the trial Tribunal,…

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