(1999) JELR 43839 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/7/99 ·  4 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Bello v. Jallo (1999) 4 NWLR (Part 598)
Bello v. Jallo (1999) 4 NWLR (Pt. 598) 189
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD 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
lower tribunal
2nd respondent
3rd respondent
corrupt practices
decree no.
electoral officer
presiding officer
transitional provisions
1st appellant
complete agreement
decree no.36
respective parties
returning officer
unchallenged evidence of the petitioner
1st petitioner
2nd appellants
alhaji hussaini muhammad jallo
ballot boxes
banner of the 2nd appellant
briefs of arguments
electoral law
end of the election
final result
following issues
issue of corrupt practices
i.t. muhammad
leading judgment
learned counsel
learned san
main arguments
notice of appeal
officers of the election
offices of chairmen of local government councils
peoples democratic party
point of law
presiding officer of this ward
presiding officers
provisions of section
r. d. muhammad
remaining issues
sabon birnin daji ward
time of election
various parties
winner of the election

I.T. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the nationally conducted election into the offices of Chairmen of Local Government Councils throughout the Federation held on the 5th of December, 1998, the 1st appellant under the banner of the 2nd appellant contested for the election along with the 1st respondent who was fielded by the 2nd respondent. At the end of the election, the 3rd respondent declared the 1st respondent as the winner of the election for the chairmanship of Igabi Local Government Council of Kaduna State with majority votes of 70,320 as against the 1st appellant who scored 55,666 votes.

The 1st and 2nd appellants were dissatisfied with the result and filed a petition to the Kaduna State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal (the tribunal). The grounds upon which the petition was premised were that the 1st respondent at the time of election was not qualified to contest the chairmanship election for his failure to resign his appointment from office …

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