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APC & ORS
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ENUGU STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS

(2021) JELR 108806 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.796/2020 ·  7 May 2021 ·  Nigeria
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Kudirat Motonmori Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC Ibrahim Mohammed Musa Saulawa, JSC Adamu Jauro, JSC

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KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants, as plaintiffs instituted an Originating Summons against the respondents at the High Court of Enugu State for the determination of the following questions:

1. Whether upon a proper interpretation of the provisions of Section 7(1) and (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 3(1) and Section 4(3) of the Local Government Law CAP. 109, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004; the existence of a democratically elected Government System in the Seventeen Local Government in Enugu State is guaranteed.

​2. Whether the provisions of Section 12(1)(2) of the Local Government Law CAP 109, Revised Law of Enugu State 2004 and Section 6(1) of the Local Government Area (Creation and Transition) Provision Law, C4P 110, Revised Law of Enugu State, 2004 which allows the defendants to appoint a Caretaker Committee or Transition Committee or however called for a defin…

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