(2011) JELR 39987 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/E/EPT/17/2011 ·  9 Sep 2011 ·  Nigeria
ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDULKADIR (PJ) Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
2nd respondent
peoples democratic party
anambra state
certificate of return
election matter
list of candidates
political party
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
issue of nomination
sole issue
supreme court
above election
ayamelum federal constituency of anambra state
briefs of argument
jurisdiction of the court
ultra vires
1st day of july
1st september
amechi v. inec
constitution of the peoples democratic party of nigeria
counsel submit
election guidelines of the peoples democratic party
election of the 1st respondent
election petition tribunal
electoral show
filing of the petition
following reliefs
honourable court
issue counsel
jurisdiction of an election tribunal
learned judges of the election petition tribunal
legislative houses election tribunal anambra state
lists of its candidates
order of the tribunal
ppa v. saraki
primary election
provisions of the relevant rules of court
respective briefs
ruling of the national assembly
said 1st respondent

ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDULKADIR, J.C.A.:(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the National Assembly/Legislative Houses Election Tribunal Anambra State delivered on 11th July, 2011.

The facts leading to this appeal are that the Appellant as petitioner at the Tribunal below brought a petition dated 13/5/2011 at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Awka challenging the election of the 1st Respondent to the House of Representatives representing Oyi/Ayamelum Federal Constituency of Anambra State held on 26/4/2011 wherein he prayed the Honourable Tribunal for the following reliefs:

(a) A declaration that under S.65(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended); Section 31(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended); and Articles 12, 17; 12.18(b) 12.46; 12.47 and 12.37 of the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, and paragraph 50 at page 3; paragraph 51 and 52 at page 32; and paragraph 13 at page 6, all of th…

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