(1999) JELR 43827 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EP/77/99 ·  18 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
INEC v. Korsi. (1999) 4 NWLR (Part 599)
INEC v. Korsi (1999) 4 NWLR (Pt. 599) 341
SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
4th respondent
exhibits d
3rd respondents
honourable tribunal
grounds of appeal
1st respondent
decision of the trial tribunal
election of the 4th respondent
exhibits c
local government council election tribunal
lower tribunal
peoples party
single process
1st issue
ample evidence
appellate court
chairmanship of khana local government council
chief state counsel
closer look
concerted effort
conclusion of the election
election tribunal
election tribunal no.1 of rivers state
evidence act
exhibits j-k
exhs j
judgment of the election tribunal
k. exhibit k
k none bears inec stamp
leading judgment
local government area
mr. l.g.a. korsi
mr. nwara lebari
petition no. lgcet
platform of the peoples democratic party
port harcourt
said judgment
set of appellants
trial court

AKPIROROH, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading judgment): In this appeal each set of appellants (1st, 2nd and 3rd) respondents and the (4th respondent) appealed against the judgment of the Election Tribunal sitting at Port Harcourt on petition No. LGCET/PH4/98 delivered on 12/2/99.

The petitioner/respondent, Mr. L.G.A. Korsi contested election for the Chairmanship of Khana Local Government Council under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the 4th respondent/appellant, Mr. Nwara Lebari under the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP), Nwidobie under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Owen under the platform of Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ).

At the conclusion of the election the scores were as follows:-

4th Respondent/Appellant............ 49,222

Petitioner/Respondent................. 31,433

Nwidobie.................................... 5,729

Owen........................................ 1,609

Accordingly, the 4th respondent/appellant of the A…

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