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(2003) JELR 44919 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/139/2003 ·  30 Jul 2003 ·  Nigeria
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SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIMEON OSUJI EKPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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1st respondent
reasonable doubt
forms ec8a
17th respondents
1st petitioner
election tribunal
senior counsel
2nd respondent
election petition
said elections
political parties
4th respondent
following issues
lawful votes
respective briefs of argument
set of documents
2nd petitioner a.n.p.p.
3rd respondent
allegations of the commission of criminal offences
circumstances of this matter
conflicting documents
election petition tribunal
executive governor of gombe state
face of the evidence
facts of the transactions
findings of the learned trial tribunal
form ec8b
form ec8c.
full hearing of the case
full trial
gombe state governorship elections
independent national electoral commission
leading judgment
learned senior advocate
leave of the court
legislative houses election tribunal gombe state
only issue
platform of all nigeria peoples party
proper evaluation of the evidence
result of the election
said gombe state governorship elections
said governorship elections
senior advocate of nigeria
wit forms ec8a

EKPE, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the petitioners against the judgment of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal Gombe State, delivered on the 9th of June, 2003. The judgment was delivered after a full trial in which 17 witnesses testified for the petitioners and also 17 witnesses testified for the respondents in the election petition.

The 1st petitioner was the executive governor of Gombe State and a candidate for Gombe State Governorship elections held on the 19th of April, 2003, throughout this country, Nigeria. He contested the said elections on the platform of All Nigeria Peoples Party (A.N.P.P. for short). The 2nd petitioner A.N.P.P. is one of the 30 duly registered political parties in Nigeria and it nominated the 1st petitioner to contest the said governorship elections in Gombe State on the platform of A.N.P.P.

The 1st respondent to the petition was also a candidate for the said Gombe State governorship elections held on the …

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