(1999) JELR 43842 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPNA/3/99 ·  13 May 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Laban-Kowa v. Alkali (1999) 9 NWLR (Pt. 620) 601
RAPHEAL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
foot of the petition
name of the occupier of the address
jigawa state
actual possession
election petition
decree no.5
kazaure road
local government
occupier of the address
provision of paragraph
senior counsel
body corporate
learned san
requirement of the decree
senatorial district
2nd-54th respondents
2nd respondent
alhaji musa hindi
david mood
elections of some named polling units
facts of the present case
following tow issues
foot of petition
grounds of appeal
human person
independent national electoral commission
key words
learned counsel
maidugu ngelizana v
moses iyedufe v. salami olokotun
name of occupier of a given premises
name of the occupier
nationwide election
peoples party
provisions of paragraph
record of proceedings
right of an owner
salient grounds of the petition
second issue
senior advocate
submission of the learned counsel
such words call
transitional provisions
use of the erroneous calculations

IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a nationwide election into the National Assembly of the Federation. In Jigawa State and for the seat of SENATOR who would represent JIGAWA NORTH-WEST senatorial district, the appellant and 1st respondent contested the election. The appellant was fielded by the All Peoples Party (APP) whereas the 1st respondent was fielded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 1st respondent scored 96,633 votes as against the appellant who scored 92,191 votes. Accordingly, 1st respondent was returned by the 2nd respondent as the duly elected Senator for the Senatorial district. The appellant was dissatisfied with the return of his opponent as the Senator-elect. Consequently, he (as petitioner) filed his petition against the 1st respondent and some 53 others before the Jigawa State National Assembly Election Tribunal (simply referred to hereinafter as "the tribunal"). Among t…

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