(2009) JELR 40003 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/EPT/GOV/53/2008 ·  17 Mar 2009 ·  Nigeria
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AYOADE v. AKALA (2009) 8 NWLR (Pt. 1143) 240 C.A.
VICTOR AIMEPOMO O. OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MOHAMMED LADAN TSAMIYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

VICTOR A. O. OMAGE, (OFR) (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal filed by the Petitioner in the court below against the decision of the Oyo State Governorship and Legislative Election Tribunal. The tribunal sat in Ibadan and delivered its judgment on 17th March 2007. The Petitioner/Appellant had gone to the Tribunal after the decision of the Tribunal and filed this appeal.

The appellant filed his brief on 21/7/2008. The Petitioner/Appellant was sponsored at the election by his National Democratic Party. Independent National Electoral Commission is his 2nd Respondent to this Appeal. The ground of the petition as averred by the appellant in his petition before the Tribunal is that the 1st Respondent - Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala was at the time of the election not qualified to contest the election having regards to his indictment by administrative panel of Inquiry set by the Oyo State Government and the subsequent acceptance of the indictment by the Oyo State Gov…

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