CHANG & ORS.
V.
SAHJURY & ORS.

(1998) JELR 45704 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/7/98 ·  23 Apr 1998 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court
petition
appeal tribunal
vice chairman
3rd petitioners
decision of the election tribunal
administrative body
criminal jurisdiction
j.c.a
proceedings of the election tribunal
1st respondent
2nd respondent
accusation of a criminal offence
atinuke omobonike ige
brother muhammad jca
brother tanko muhammad jca
cardinal principle
criminal court
decision of the national electoral commission of nigeria
disqualifying grounds
election result
election tribunal
federal civil service commission v
hearing body
hon. attorney general
ibrahim tanko muhammad
impartial criminal court of law
intant petition
james o. ogebe
judicial body
kaduna state
kaduna state election tribunal
lead decision
leading judgment
learned attorney general
local government election
local government election appeal tribunal
mr. ayuba b. lolo
mr. j.b. daudu s.a.n.
mr. s.a. udaga
mr. yohannah j. chang
office of the hon. attorney general of the federation
particular section
prevailing law
printed record
service of the n.a.c.b.
set aside
supreme court
united nigeria congress party
winners of the election

IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Mr. Yohannah J. Chang and Mr. Ayuba B. Lolo, 2nd and 3rd petitioners were declared winners of the election conducted on the 15th day of March, 1997, as the Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Jaba Local Government Council of Kaduna State. Both candidates belonged to the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP). Mr Joseph Sahjury of the Democratic Party of Nigeria. (DPN) the 2nd respondent and his party as the 1st respondent were not satisfied with the election result. They filed a petition before the Kaduna State Election Tribunal. After considering the evidence led by the parties, the Election Tribunal dismissed the petition and affirmed the decision of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON). Dissatisfied further the respondents appealed to the Kaduna state Local Government Election Appeal Tribunal. The Appeal Tribunal reviewed the proceedings of the Election Tribunal and submissions of counsel. In…

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