(1999) JELR 43816 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/EPA/28/99 ·  11 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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EFFIONG v. IKPEME [1999] 6 NWLR (Pt.606)260
Effiong v. Ikpeme (1999) 6 NWLR (Pt. 606) 260
JUSTIN THOMPSON AKPABIO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIMEON OSUJI EKPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLUDADE OLADAPO OBADINA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
2nd respondent
4th respondent
3rd respondents
decree no.
5th respondent
5th december
chairmanship candidate
name of the 4th respondent
scores of the candidates
court order
issue number
mandatory provisions of paragraph
present 1st respondent
case of the 1st respondent
failure of the petitioner
judgment of the local government council election tribunal
said election
virtue of section
conclusion of the election
cross-river state
decision of the tribunal
declaration of result form ec8s
exhibits b
exhibits n1
forms ec8a
high court
import of paragraph
independent national electoral commission
leading judgment
learned tribunal judge
learned tribunal judges
local government councils
name of the 1st respondent
nomination contest
obligatory provisions of schedule
original grounds of appeal
peoples democratic party
peoples party
pertinent question
petitioners strong-hold
petition no. lget
platform of all peoples party
purported order of the high court
result of the screening
see ben obi nwabueze
see ogbonnna v
specific findings of fact
tribunal show

OBADINA, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the appellant (Justin Effiong) against the judgment of the Local Government Council Election Tribunal, Cross-River State, sitting at Calabar in petition No. LGET/CPS/P/1/98. The appellant was the 5th respondent in the petition.

On the 5th December, 1998, Election were conducted into the Local Government Councils throughout Nigeria including that of Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State. The appellant was a Chairmanship candidate to Odukpani Local Government Council under the platform of All Peoples Party (APP).

At the said election, the contestants were as follows;-

1. The appellant (Justin Effiong) for the All Peoples Party (APP).

2. Pastor Ebong Inya Inya for the AD.

3. Mr. Archibong Ekpiken UDP and

4. The 1st respondent (Elder Ebong Ikpeme) for PDP.

The appellant stated that the 4th respondent (Ibok Okokon Ekpenyong) did not contest the election.

At the conclusion of the election, the appellant…

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