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(2003) JELR 44798 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.31/2003 ·  4 Jul 2003 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Dalhatu v. Turaki [2003] 15 NWLR (Pt.843)310 (2003) 7 S.C 1 (2003) 7 S.C 1
Dalhatu v. Ttoraki (2003) 15 NWLR (Pt. 843) 310
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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Core Terms Beta
high court of the federal capital territory
honorable court
trial court
case of jigawa state
all nigeria people's party
learned trial judge
political party
gubernatorial candidate
principles of the supreme court decision
court of appeal
jigawa state
primary elections
appellant bashir mohammed dalhatu
jurisdiction of a court of law
reasons today
hearing of the case
view of the provisions of order
leading judgment
internal dispute of a political party
learned justices of the court of appeal
judicial criteria
said settled record
decision of the supreme court
great respect call
senior counsel
different cases
1st defendant
territorial jurisdiction
a. i. katsina-alu
right of fair hearing
judicial power
onuoha v
subsisting order of the court of appeal
jigawa state capital
order of the lower court
primary election
court of law
different constitution
election of candidate
senior advocate
high court
lower court
plaintiff's claim
civil procedure rules
respective briefs of argument
consent of the parties
facts material
following reliefs

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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