PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which sat at OWERRI delivered on the 17th day of June, 2021 in respect of Senatorial election conducted for the IMO NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT of the National Assembly by the 4th Respondent - INEC, on 5th December 2020. It was a bye-election. The said Independent National Electoral Commission declared by virtue of result of the election contained in FORM EC8D that the 3rd Respondent to this appeal (APC) won the election.
On 24th day of December, 2020, the 1st and 2nd Respondents approached the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Imo State as Petitioners claiming against the Respondents (paragraph 24 of the Petition) the following reliefs and Orders:-
"(a) DECLARATION that the bye-election for the Imo North Senatorial District of the National Assembly consists of:-
i. A valid nomination through the political party…