(2003) JELR 44956 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EPT/250/2003 ·  4 Dec 2003 ·  Nigeria
SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

S.A. AKINTAN, J.C.A. (Delivering the leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment delivered on 14th August 2003 by the Imo State National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal holden at Owerri in Suit No. NAET/IMS/4/2001. The appellant, Chief Udechukwu Callistus Azudibia, was the petitioner before the tribunal while the 1st respondent, Independence Ogunewe, was the 1st respondent. The 20th respondent (INEC) was the body that conducted the election. The other respondents were the officials of Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) that were involved in conducting the election that was the subject-matter of the petition. The appellant and the 1st respondent were candidates at the election into the House of Assembly seat for Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency. The election took place on 12th April 2003. There were other contestants too who contested the same election with them.

The petitioner contested the election as the candidate sponsor…

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