JANGEBE & ANOR
V.
ABUBAKAR & ORS

(1998) JELR 45707 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/14/98 ·  23 Apr 1998 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
election
1st respondent
2nd respondents
state
local government
petitioners
appeal tribunal
civil service
lieu of notice
person
chairman
court
decision of the election appeal tribunal
election appeal tribunal
election tribunal
j.c.a
petition
receipt
transitional provisions
appeal
atinuke omobonike ige
basic constitutional
candidate
chairman-ship election
chairmanship election of 15th march
decision of the appeal tribunal
decree
draft
election tribunal of zamfara state
federal government
highest votes
ibrahim tanko muhammad
issues
james ogenyi ogebe
learned attorney-general
learned attorney-general of the federation
only issue
opportunity of reading
provision
public service
public service of zamfara state
pw3 bala wakili gusau
said march
section
services
sides
time of an election
virtue of section

JAMES OGENYI OGEBE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The petitioners contested chairmanship election of 15th March, 1997 for the Talata Mafara Local Government Council of Zamfara state with the 1st and 2nd respondents and lost to them. Dissatisfied with the result they filed a petition before the Election Tribunal of Zamfara State alleging that the 1st respondent did not properly resign from the state Civil service before contesting the election. The Election Tribunal nullified the election and ordered a fresh election. Both sides were dissatisfied and appealed to the Election Appeal Tribunal. The 1st and 2nd respondents asked the Election Appeal Tribunal to return them as duly elected while the petitioners cross-appealed that they ought to have been returned as duly elected. The Appeal Tribunal allowed the appeal of the 1st and 2nd respondents and dismissed the cross-appeal of the petitioners.

Idris Samaho State chairman of United Nigeria congress party wrote a petition to …

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