(1999) JELR 45795 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/21/99 ·  10 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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KEBBE v. MAITUMBI (1999) 5 NWLR (pt.601)
RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PATRICK IBE AMAIZU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
ballot papers
brief of argument
grounds of appeal
polling stations
considered view
lower tribunal
2nd respondent
election petition
issue no.
jacob ochidi esq
polling station
record of proceedings
unexplained votes
1st issue
1st respondent y.u. usman esq
aforementioned tribunal
brother onnoghen j.c.a.
considered judgment
corresponding number
facts of the case
following cases
issue no.2
issue no.3
judgment of the local government election tribunal
leading judgment
main issue
missing ballot papers
mr. ochidi
pieces of evidence
presiding officer
proper order
provisions of section
respect of the findings of the tribunal
results of election
said judgment
said notice of appeal
said polling station counsel
scores of each candidate
second issue
sokoto state
support of the averment

ONNOGHEN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Local Government Election Tribunal, Sokoto State holden at Sokoto delivered on 8th February 1999.

The facts of the case are that on the 5th day of December 1998, the 2nd respondent conducted an election to the office of Chairman, Kebbi Local Government Council of Sokoto State. The appellant and 1st respondent contested that election on the platforms of Peoples Democratic Party and All Peoples Party respectively. At the end of the exercise, 2nd respondent declared the 1st respondent as the duly elected Chairman of Kebbi Local Government Council as a result of which the appellant who felt aggrieved filed an election petition before the aforementioned tribunal.

After trial, the tribunal, in a considered judgment delivered on 8th February 1999, dismissed the appellant's petition.

Dissatisfied with the said judgment, the appellant appealed to this court vide a notice and grounds of appeal file…

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