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MAKU
V.
AL-MAKURA

(2016) JELR 57783 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC. 982/2015 ·  25 Jan 2016 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Maku v. Al-Makura (2016) 5 NWLR (Pt. 1505) 201
A.P.G.A. v. Al-Makura (2016) 5 NWLR (Pt. 1505) 316
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WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC (Presided) OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC (Read the Lead Judgment) CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC AMIRU SANUSI JSC

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MUHAMMAD JSC (Delivering the Lead Judgment): On Wednesday, 20 January 2016, I dismissed this appeal and promised to give my reasons today. I so do below. This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, hereinafter referred to as “the court below”, sitting in Makurdi in appeal No. CA/MK/EP/GOV/23/2015 delivered on 27 November 2015. In the judgment, the court dismissed appellant’s appeal against the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal, hereinafter referred to as “the tribunal”, dismissing appellant’s unmeritorious petition. The tribunal’s judgment was delivered on 30 September 2015. A brief statement of the facts on which the appeal predicates is supplied below. On 11 April 2015, the 3rd respondent conducted election into the office of the Governor of Nasarawa State. The appellant, like the 1st respondent, contested the said election. Whereas the appellant was sponsored by the 4th respondent, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), the 1st respondent was…

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