APP
V.
OBIANO & ORS

(2018) JELR 38990 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/E/EPT/GOV/01/2018 ·  2 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
tribunal
appeal
record
appellants counsel
record of appeal
court of appeal
notice of appeal
1st respondent
electoral act
lower tribunal
record of proceedings
court practice directions
oral application
3rd respondent
case of kennedy v. inec ca
fair hearing
purported record of appeal
following issues
forms tf
learned silk
notice of preliminary objection
practice direction
trial conference notice
valid record of appeal
case law authority
declaration of the 1st respondent
said letter
anambra state
clear evidence
copy of the letter
court directions
court of appeal rules
deputy secretary
determination of the appeal
evidence of payment
evidence of payment of the assessed filing fee
facts of the appellants case
final decision of the lower tribunal
governorship election
governorship election tribunal of anambra state
hearing produce mtn call log
numerous supreme court of nigeria authorities
original case file
payment receipt
prescribed procedure
private documents of appellant
record of court
records of appeal
supreme court authorities
tribunals file

MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The facts of the appellants case as garnered from the briefs of argument filed by all the parties in this appeal is that the appellant as a political party sponsored one NWEKE CHRISTOPHER CHUKWUDUBEM as its candidate in the governorship election conducted by the 3rd respondent in Anambra State on 18/11/2017. On 19/11/2017, the 1st respondent was declared as the winner of the election. The appellant aggrieved by the declaration of the 1st respondent as the winner of the election by the 3rd respondent filed a petition at the Governorship Election Tribunal of Anambra State on 7/12/2017 to challenge the result and the declaration of the 1st respondent as the duly elected governor of Anambra State.

The 3rd respondent filed its reply to the petition on 31/12/2017. The 2nd respondent filed its reply to the petition on 1/1/2018. The petitioner filed its separate answers to the 2nd and 3rd respondents replies on 15/1/2018…

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