LIKORO & ANOR
V.
MOHAMMED & ORS

(1998) JELR 45702 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/4/98 ·  21 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
petition
petitioners
briefs
chairman of kudan
decisions
determination
election of the 1st respondent
judgment of the election appeal tribunal
lower tribunals
2nd respondents
appeal
appeal tribunals
arguments
atinuke omobonike ige
behalf
brother ogebe jca
chairman of kadan local govt council
chairman of kudan local government council
conclusion
concurrent findings
concurrent findings of facts
court
decision
duty of an appeal court
election
election appeal tribunal of kaduna state
election petition tribunal of kaduna state
election tribunal
facts
findings of fact
government
ibrahim tanko muhammad
issue
james ogenyi ogebe
judgment of the trial election tribunal
leading judgment
learned attorney-general of the federation
local government
march
outcome of the local government elections
privilege
reasoning
records of proceedings
respect of the chairmanship
return of the 1st respondent
review of the case
right decision
sole issue
state
weight of evidence

JAMES OGENYI OGEBE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): Dissatisfied with the outcome of the Local Government elections held on the 15th of March 1997 in respect of the Chairmanship for Kudan Local Government council of Kaduna state, the petitioners filed a petition to the Election Petition Tribunal of Kaduna state challenging the return of the 1st respondent as the Chairman of Kudan Local Government. The Election Tribunal dismissed the petition. The petitioners were still dissatisfied and appealed to the Election Appeal Tribunal of Kaduna state which also dismissed the appeal. The petitioners then wrote a petition to the Government for a review of the case.

The learned Attorney-General of the Federation in his brief to this court formulated one Issue for determination. It reads:-

"The sole issue for determination before the Review Panel was whether or not the decisions of both the Election and Appeal Tribunals was perverse and against the weight of evidence, as contained in the…

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