(1999) JELR 40170 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPNA/5/99 ·  3 Jun 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Bello v. Aruwa (1999) 8 NWLR (Pt. 615)
Bello v. Aruwa (1999) 8 NWLR (Pt. 615) 454
ISA AYO SALAMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MAHMUD MOHAMMED 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
polling stations
valid votes
majority of valid votes
2nd respondent
3rd respondent
4th respondent
documentary evidence
return of the 1st respondent
alhaji muktar ahmed mohammed aruwa
majority of lawful votes
peoples party
results of the election
1st petitioner
ballot papers
change of result figures
documents exhibits
elected senator
election results
local government area
only ground
stations of igabi ward
unlawful exclusion of results
2nd appellant
3rd candidate
alleged irregularities
calm view of the oral
chief of the sole witness
conclusion of the evidence
election petition
end of the election
independent national electoral commission
joint election petition
judgment of the national assembly election tribunal
leading judgment
learned counsel
mutilation of forms ec8a
national assembly election tribunal
oral evidence
platform of the peoples democratic party
polling stations of kaduna south
recount of the votes
senatorial elections
support of this ground
total votes
various forms

MOHAMMED, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 20/2/99, Senatorial Elections were held throughout Nigeria. Senator Musa Bello who is the appellant in this Court was a candidate in the election having contested the election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is the 2nd appellant, Alhaji Muktar Ahmed Mohammed Aruwa, who is the 1st respondent in this Court also contested the same election under the sponsorship of the All Peoples Party (APP) which is the 2nd respondent. The 3rd candidate who contested the same election under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) which is not a party in this appeal is Mr. Adamu Maikori who is also not a party in this appeal. All the three candidates under the sponsorship of their respective political parties contested for the senatorial seat of the Kaduna Central Senatorial district of Kaduna State of Nigeria. At the end of the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which is the 3rd respond…

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