(1999) JELR 43818 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EP/31/99 ·  3 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Eseduwo v. INEC (1999) 3 NWLR (Pt. 594)
Eseduwo v. INEC (1999) 3 NWLR (Pt. 594) 215
SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
4th respondent
brief of argument
leading judgment
chief zimughan
direct conflict
election petition
evidence of d.w.2
famous eseduwo
fourth respondent
local government area
1st february
5th day of december
allegations of crime
appeal.the tribunal
bayelsa state of nigeria
chairmanship election
chief f. zimughan
consequential orders
conspiracy dereliction of duty
decision of the election petition tribunal
decision of the trial tribunal
democratic party
election petition tribunal
exhibit c summary results
exhibits c1-c
form cecsa
full agreement
legal conclusion
messrs. robert ebizimo
mr. b.m. wifa san
mr. salo adikumur
mrs j. oguara
piece of evidence
principal allegation of facts
principal state counsel
results of the election
returning officer
said election
senior advocate of nigeria
time limit

AKPIROROH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State of Nigeria delivered on 1st February, 1999. The petitioner/appellant, Famous Eseduwo and Mr. Salo Adikumur, the fourth respondent contested the chairmanship election in Sagbama Local Government Area. Famous Eseduwo contested the said election under the platform of the All People's Party (APP), while the fourth respondent, Salo Adikumur contested under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Messrs. Robert Ebizimo and Broadfield Ambebou contested under the platform of the National Solidarity Movement (NSM) and United People's Party (UPP) respectively.

At the end of the polls, the 4th respondent scored 27,915 votes while the petitioner scored 24,879 votes and the 4th respondent was declared the winner.

The petitioner dissatisfied filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal, Yenagoa. At the hearing, the petitio…

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