(2003) JELR 44947 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EPT/154/2003 ·  31 Jul 2003 ·  Nigeria
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Awuse v. Odili [2004] 8 NWLR (Pt.876)494
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AMIRU SANUSI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DAVID ADEDOYIN ADENIJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
electoral act
1st respondent
327th respondents
affidavit evidence
preliminary objection
1st schedule
returning officer
rivers state
brief of argument
civil proceedings
grounds of appeal
4th respondent
senior counsel
chief sergeant chidi awuse
determination of the appeal
first respondent
following cases
result of the election
said election
2nd respondent
3rd respondent
attitude of the courts
conduct of the election
court of appeal rules
due compliance
independent national electoral commission
19th day of april
all nigeria peoples party
behalf of chief kehinde sofola
briefs of argument
conclusion of the election
election petition no. naglhep
following prayer
governorship election of rivers state
hearing of the petition
legislative houses petition tribunal
meaning of a statute
own words
part of the petition
provisions of part
provisions of part vii of the electoral act
provisions of the 1st schedule of the act
rivers state of nigeria
rivers state resident electoral commissioner
submitted paragraph
take notice
various electoral officials

R. D. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 19th day of April, 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission (hereinafter referred to as "INEC") conducted elections throughout the country, for the election into the offices of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Governors of the thirty six States. In Rivers State of Nigeria, there were several candidates, who contested for the office of the Governor, among whom were chief sergeant Chidi Awuse, the appellant herein, who was sponsored by the All Nigeria Peoples Party and Dr. Peter Odili, the first respondent herein, who contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party. At the conclusion of the election, Dr. Peter Odili was on the 20th day of April, 2003, returned as the winner.

The appellant was not satisfied with the result and as such, he filed an election petition No. NAGLHEP/RV/1/2003 in the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Petition Tribunal, Rivers State, chal…

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