(2009) JELR 39851 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/EP/HA/420/07 ·  6 Apr 2009 ·  Nigeria
JA'AFARU MIKA'ILU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, J.C.A, (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The 1st appeal No. CA/J/EP/HA/240/07 is an appeal against the judgment of the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal (the lower Tribunal), holden at Jos, Plateau State. The lower Tribunal had nullified the election and return of the appellant herein, in respect of the election into the Pankshin North Constituency of the Plateau State House of Assembly, held on the 14th April 2007, and ordered a bye-election, to include the names and logo of the Respondents herein. That decision is what culminated into these appeals.

The 2nd respondent herein, a registered political party, nominated and sponsored the 1st respondent herein, Kelvin Tongrang Dasun, as a candidate for the House of Assembly seat of the Pankshin North Constituency, Plateau State, in the election which was held on the 14th of April 2007. On the day of the election, the names and logo of the 1st and 2nd respondents were m…

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