IBRAHIM V.SHAGARI & ORS
V.

(1983) JELR 44486 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.94/1983 ·  29 Sep 1983 ·  Nigeria
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(1983) All N.L.R 507 (1983) 9 S.C 59
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
electoral act
second respondent
first respondent
presidential election
returns
provisions of part ii of the electoral act
returning officer
exhibit b
federal court of appeal
federal high court
federal electoral commission
states of the federation
third respondent
cross river
trial court
election petition
form ec
polling stations
chairman of fedeco
concurrent findings of fact
declaration of the result of the election
exhibits c
16th witnesses
agents of the third respondent
appropriate provisions of this act
certificate of return
chief federal electoral officer of the federation
concurrent findings
field agents
gubernatorial candidates of the said g.n.p.p.
judgment of the federal court of appeal
learned counsel
provisions of part ii of this act
said states
state chairman
amended return
attorney general of the federation
conduct of the presidential election
electoral provisions
judgment of the federal high court
nullification of the said return
own appeal
question of law
returning officer of the federation
return of the first respondent
second respondents
various grounds of malpractices

SOWEMIMO, J.S.C.: The petitioner/appellant is dissatisfied with the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal, which confirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court and thereby dismissing his own appeal.

The petitioner in his petition set out various grounds of malpractices and corruption in the conduct of the presidential election. He also complained of alterations, amendments and obliterations made in at least 15 States' election results. Unfortunately, the evidence he called in support, especially that of the 2nd, 15th and 16th witnesses disproved all these allegations. Their evidence was believed by the trial court and confirmed by the Federal Court of Appeal. Of the other witnesses called by the petitioner, they were regarded as unreliable and therefore disbelieved by the trial court and again confirmed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Faced with these concurrent findings, the learned counsel for the appellant was unable to urge any ground, legal or otherwise, why this Court should…

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