(1999) JELR 43838 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/3/99 ·  1 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Ango v. Achida (1999) 3 NWLR (Pt. 594)
Ango v. Achida (1999) 3 NWLR (Pt. 594) 246
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
election tribunal
majority of valid votes
behalf of the appellant
mohammed dan ango
trial court
appeal court
consecutive years
decree no.
electoral officer
independent national electoral commission
lower tribunal
trial tribunal
trite law
year of the election
aliyu shedu achida
appellant counter claim
appellate court
careful consideration of the above provision shows
chairman of wurno local government counsil
chairmanship of the wuro local government council
consequential order
considered opinion
decision of the local government election tribunal
decree no.36
documentary evidence
end of the election mohamed dan ago
finding of the trial court
flat rate
fourth issue
grounds of appeal
i. t. muhammad
leading judgment
local government councils
notice of assessment of tax
present case
produces evidence of tax payment
r. d. muhammad
return of mohammed dan ango
said election
second issue
transitional provisions
v. a. o. omage

R. D. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the decision of the Local Government Election Tribunal sitting at Sokoto. On the 5th day of December, 1998 elections were held nationwide for the Chairmanship of all the Local Government Councils in the country. Aliyu Shedu Achida contested the Chairmanship of the Wuro Local Government Council under the umbrella of the people's Democratice Party (PDP) while Mohammed Dan Ango contested under the umbrella of the all People's Party (APP). At the end of the election Mohamed Dan Ago was declared the winner.

Aggrieved, Aliyu Shedu Achid a presented a petition at the Election Tribunal, Sokoto challenging the declaration and the return of Mohammed Dan Ango as duly elected on the ground that he was not qualified to contest the said election by reason of not having paid tax for 1995, 1996 and 1997 at all or as at when due.

After hearing evidence from both sides, the Election Tribunal held that Mohammed Dan Ango di…

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