MUAZZAM
V.
BICHI

(2010) JELR 79294 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  22 Feb 2010 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Muazzam v. Bichi (2010) 12 NWLR (Pt. 1209) 508
CORAM
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Presided), JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.C.A., THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA, J.C.A. (Read the Leading Judgment)
Core Terms Beta
appeal
issues
notices of appeal
2nd respondents
election
1st respondent
court
election tribunal
lower court
orji-abadua
said petition
sister appeal no. ca
1st petitioner
bichi federal constituency of kano state
election petition no ept
federal house of representatives
independent national electoral commission
judgment of the tribunal
kano state
national assembly election tribunal
notice of appeal
petition no. ept
winner of the election
3rd respondents
amended election petition
bichi federal b
captain ahmed haladu bichi
determination of this court
documentary evidence
election petition tribunal
electoral officer
exhibits k
exhibits l
grounds of appeal
grounds xiv
initial hearing of this appeal
issue of statute of limitation
leading judgment
legislative houses election tribunal
practical purposes
present appeal no ca
presiding officers of the polling units
proper order
reading of the lead judgment
result of the 1st respondent
returning officer
rights of action
said election
total votes
ward level

ORJI-ABADUA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): An election was conducted on the 21st April, 2007 into the Federal House of Representatives for Bichi Federal Constituency of Kano State, at the conclusion of which, the appellant, being the 1st respondent at the Election Tribunal, was declared the winner of the election with the total votes of 23,639 against the 1st respondent in this appeal who scored 22,410 votes. Following that, the 1st and 2nd respondents filed a Petition No. EPT/KNS/HR/29/2007 before the National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting at Kano on the 21st day of May, 2007 seeking the following reliefs:


“a. The 1st respondent was not duly elected by a majority of lawful votes cast at the election.

The 1st petitioner scored a majority of lawful votes cast at the election and ought to have been duly declared and returned as the elected member of the House of Representatives representing Bichi Federal b. Constituency of Kano State at the said election.

The petitioner se…

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