IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
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high court of the federal capital territory
case of jigawa state
all nigeria people's party
learned trial judge
principles of the supreme court decision
court of appeal
appellant bashir mohammed dalhatu
jurisdiction of a court of law
hearing of the case
view of the provisions of order
internal dispute of a political party
learned justices of the court of appeal
said settled record
decision of the supreme court
great respect call
a. i. katsina-alu
right of fair hearing
subsisting order of the court of appeal
jigawa state capital
order of the lower court
court of law
election of candidate
civil procedure rules
respective briefs of argument
consent of the parties
A. I. KATSINA-ALU, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 10th day of April, 2003, I dismissed this appeal and indicated that I would give my reasons today. I now give my reasons. The plaintiff by a writ of summons dated 8th day of January, 2003, commenced an action against the defendants before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The plaintiff in the action claimed against the defendants the following reliefs:
1. A declaration that purported return of the 1st defendant Ibrahim Saminu Turaki as the 2003 ANPP gubernatorial candidate for Jigawa State is unconstitutional, void and that the return was and still is a violation of the plaintiff' right of fair hearing, right to be elected for any elective office.
2. An injunction restraining the respondents from interfering with the aforesaid rights of the plaintiff.
3. And any other relief and/or reliefs as this Honorable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
The issues involved in this appeal are simp…
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