MAHUTA
V.
NASIR & ORS.

(2009) JELR 39915 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EP/NA/20/2008 ·  23 Jun 2009 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria THERESA N. ORJI-ABADUA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
learned counsel
katsina state
local government area
national assembly election
kafur federal constituency of katsina state
21st april
house of representatives
member of the transition committee
governor of katsina state
political appointment
press release
3rd respondent
public service of the federation
24th day of august
2nd respondent
appellate court
dr. abdulaziz labo mahuta
return of the 1st respondent
single issue
7th day of april
cross examination
katsina
legislative houses election tribunal
local government authority
malumfashi local government council
means of any letter
order of this court
place of the disqualified 1st respondent
submission of the learned counsel
tenure of office
13f.the 1st respondent
alleged appointment of the 1st respondent
conclusion of the said election
evidence of the appellant
exhibit p1
intendment of the provisions of s.66
judgment of the national assembly election tribunal
katsina state national assembly election
leading judgment
local government chairmen
main ground of the petition
member of federal house of representatives
nigeria peoples party
procedure of this court
publication of daily trust of 9th april
statement of claim

BABA ALKALI BA'ABA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): .This is an appeal against the judgment of the National Assembly Election Tribunal, holden at Katsina, Katsina State delivered on the 24th day of August, 2007 wherein the appellant's petition was dismissed.

The appellant was the candidate of the ALL NIGERIA PEOPLES PARTY (ANPP) at the 21st April, 2007, National Assembly Election into the House of Representatives, representing Malumfashi/Kafur Federal Constituency of Katsina State, While the 1st respondent was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The 1st respondent was the former Chairman of the Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State up to the 7th day of April, 2007, when his tenure of office as the Chairman expired.

The Governor of Katsina State appointed all the Local Government Chairmen including the 1st respondent as the Chairman/Care-taker Committee of the Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. The 1st respondent was regarded the…

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