INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION
V.
ABBA KABIR YUSUF & ORS

(2019) JELR 80187 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.972/2019 ·  3 Aug 2019 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
PER U.M.A. AJI, J.S.C, PER K. B. AKA'AHS, J.S.C. PER M. U. PETER-ODILI
Core Terms Beta
court
justice
electoral act
duty of court
per m. u.peter-odili
per u.m.a. aji
election petition
basic principle
constitutional law
interpretation of statute
list of witnesses
literal rule
per e. eko
1st respondent
areas of law
basic rules of statutory-interpretation
candidate of the 2nd respondent
court of appeal kaduna judicial division
decision of the court of appeal
exchange of pleadings
federal level
first rule
general rule
given case
golden rule
governorship election
independent national electoral commission v
i. t. muhammad jsc
judgment of the lower court
kano state
leading judgement
learned justices of the court of appeal
minor slips
modification of the literal rule
next rule
peoples’ democratic party
purview of the 1st schedule
strict adherence
such construction
winner of the said election
witness statements

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION v. ABBA KABIR YUSUF and ORS

SC.972/2019 (CONSOLIDATED)

Areas Of Law:

Appeal, Constitutional Law, Court, Election Petition, Equity, Interpretation Of Statute, Justice, Law Of Evidence, Practice And Procedure, Statute

Summary Of Fact:

This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division delivered on 29 July 2019, allowing the interlocutory appeal against the ruling of the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal.

The brief facts are that the 1st Respondent herein was the candidate of the 2nd Respondent in the 2019 Governorship Election held in Kano State on the 9th and 23rd of March 2019 respectively.

After the conduct of the election by the Appellant, the 3rd Respondent was declared the winner of the said election having scored the majority of lawful votes cast at the election. Being dissatisfied with the result of the election, the 1st and 2nd Respondents filed a Petition before the trial tribunal on the 11th of April 2019,…

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