(2008) JELR 49469 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EP/NA/63/07 ·  14 Jul 2008 ·  Nigeria
ABUBAKAR A. JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MASSOUD A. OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
lower tribunal
kufena ward
1st respondent
learned counsel
collation centre
1st appellant
majority of lawful votes
documentary evidence
instant case
provisions of the electoral act
exhibit e53
exhibits e
exhibits g
inec v. ray
result of the election
winner of the election
2nd respondent
369th respondents
grounds of appeal
learned trial judges of the tribunal
lower court
sets of respondents
1st respondents case
2nd appellant
case of chukwura v. anyakora
cases of nweke v. ejims
clear evidence
duplicate originals of ec8a
elections of dutsen abba
electoral act states
end of the election
exhibits e1
first schedule
genuine election result
independent national electoral commission
kufena ward shows
leading judgment
legislative houses election tribunal
mere allocation of votes
notice of appeal
petitioner fails
petition of the appellants
said elections
second set of respondents
such scores

JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal sitting in Kaduna in petition No. EPT/KD/NA/001 delivered on 22nd November, 2007 wherein the Tribunal dismissed the petition of the Appellants. - Elections into the House of Representatives of Nigeria were held throughout the Federation on the 21st of April, 2007 including Zaria Federal Constituency. The 1st Appellant was sponsored by the 2nd Appellant, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the election while the 1st Respondent contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The said elections were conducted by the 2nd Respondent, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with the support of the 3rd to 369th Respondents. At the end of the election, the 2nd Respondent declared the 1st Respondent the winner of the election with 67, 745 votes as against the 1st appellant's score of …

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