(1984) JELR 39791 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.101/1983 ·  18 May 1984 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
(1984) All N.L.R 150 (1984) 1 SC 258
KAYODE ESO 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 ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU 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
Core Terms Beta
electoral act
federal court of appeal
first respondent
trial court
third respondent
federal electoral commission
election petition
oyo state
returning officer
gubernatorial election
result of the election
13th day of august
chief bola ige
dr. victor omololu olunloyo
erroneous findings of fact
second respondent
accepted defence
local government
subsisting order of the high court
19th day of october
decision of the election panel of the high court
majority of votes
respect of printing of forms ec8
said dr. victor omololu olunloyo
acts of violence
appropriate agents of the federal electoral commission
ayorinde j.
chief electoral officer
chief r. a. o. akinjide
close of counting of the votes
close of evidence
court power
criminal acts
following words
leading judgment
main issue
minority judgment of the federal court of appeal
mr. chukura
obaseki j.s.c.
oyo state high court
parts of ibadan municipal government
return of dr. victor omololu olunloyo
said election of 13th august
sponsorship of the national party of nigeria
unsuccessful oral application
valid ground
virtue of the said section

OBASEKI J.S.C.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):- On the 19th day of October, 1983, after hearing all counsel

appearing in this appeal, I dismissed the appeal and reserved my reasons till today. I now give my reasons for the judgment.

On the 13th day of August, 1983, the Federal Electoral Commission conducted the gubernatorial election in Oyo State to the office of Governor of the State. Following the close of counting of the votes cast at the election, the returning officer appointed by the Federal Electoral Commission for Oyo State gubernatorial election, Mr. S. S. Ajibade, declared Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo the first respondent, duly elected. He contested the election under the sponsorship of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN). Chief Bola Ige, the petitioner/appellant, was also a candidate at the election, having been sponsored by the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

There were four other candidates, one each being sponsored by the NPP, the GNPP, the PRP and the NAP respectively.…

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