(1999) JELR 43902 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/28/99 ·  18 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PATRICK IBE AMAIZU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
2nd respondents
learned counsel
result of the election
filin kasuwa
record of proceedings
decision of the tribunal
abubakar labbo gwandu
forms ec8a
grounds of appeal
presiding officer
3rd respondent
6th respondent
above grounds of appeal
above observations
conducts of the respondents
considered judgment
democratic party
end of the election
fair election
finding of a trial court
flagrant disregard
independent national electoral commission
independent national electoral commission decree
issue of irregularities
kebbi state
leading judgment
leave of the tribunal
light of the submission of the learned counsel
local government area
local government election tribunal kebbi state
muhammad saifullahi muntaka-coomassie
opponents alhaji yahaya mohammed
p72 of the records
part of the evidence of pw7
provisions of decree no
recording of the election results
respect of exhibits r2 vis
said amended petition
said polling station
stations of ceberu ward
stations of kambazu
trial court
vice chairmen of local government councils
vis exhibit p4
weight of evidence

PATRICK IBE AMAIZU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Independent National Electoral Commission-(INEC for short), a body established by the Independent National Electoral Commission Decree, 1998, and charged with the responsibility of organizing elections in the country, held throughout Nigeria on the 5th of December, 1998, elections for Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of Local Government Councils.

In Kebbi State, Muhammadu Dangi Juli and Abubakar Labbo Gwandu (hereinafter referred to as the Appellants) contested the Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship respectively of Gwandu Local Government Area under the platform of Peoples Democratic party (PDP).

Their opponents Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed and Bala Ahmed Gwandu (hereinafter referred to as the 1st and 2nd respondents) contested on the platform of All Peoples Party (APP). At the end of the election, the 1st and 2nd respondents were returned as duly elected candidates having scored 8,903 votes as against 8,441 votes declared for the …

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