MAITSIDAU
V.
CHIDARI

(2008) JELR 51138 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EP/SHA/13/2007 ·  19 May 2008 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Maitsidau v. Chidari (2008) 16 NWLR (Pt. 1114) 553
CORAM
BABA ALKALI BA’ABA JCA (Presided and Read the Lead Judgment) JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA
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BA’ABA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Kano State Governorship and Legislative Houses

Tribunal delivered on 7 August 2007, contained at pages 160 - 163 of the record of proceedings. The 2nd appellant sponsored the 1st appellant to contest election into the Kano State House of Assembly for Makoda Constituency, Kano State, while the 1st respondent contested the said election under the platform of the 2nd respondent, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (P.D.P.). The election was conducted on 14April 2007, after which the result was declared by the 3rd respondent, on 16 April 2007. The 1st respondent was declared the winner of the said election. Dissatisfied with the declaration and return of the 1st respondent as the winner of the said election, the appellants, on 12 May 2007 filed an election petition at the Tribunal challenging the declaration and return of the 1st respondent as the winner of the said election on the ground that, the election …

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