MUHAMMED & ANOR.
V.
ADUDA & ORS.

(2009) JELR 38744 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/EP/303/2008 ·  7 Dec 2009 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MARY U. PETER-ODILI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AYOBODE O. LOKULO-SODIPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
ballot papers
doctrine of severance
2nd respondent
bye-election
election tribunal
cross-examination
mrs. taju
1st respondent
majority of lawful votes
352nd respondents
evidence of pw1
mr. oloriegbe
exhibit 1c
totality of the evidence
trial court
corrupt practices
instant case
opinion of an expert
3rd respondent
allegation of multiple thumbprint
allegation of multiple thumb prints
criminal offences
federal capital territory
law permits
open court
provisions of the electoral act
scientific criteria
1st petitioner hon. nasiru muhammed
2nd respondent chief olusola oke
4th respondent
allegations of multiple thumb print
appellants petition
chief karina tunyan san
contrary expert opinion
court practices
evidence of the pw1
examination of ballot papers
expert witnesses
highest number of lawful votes
leading judgment
learned counsel
military governor of imo state
pleaded figure
provisions of sections
said grounds
sets of respondents
state of the pleadings
v. chief b.a.e. nwauwa

MARY U. PETER-ODILI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal holden at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered on 11th day of September 2008 dismissing the Petitioners/Appellants Petition dated and filed on 6/5/08.

The Petitioners' claims as contained at page 32 of the Record are as follows:-

(a) A declaration that the 1st Respondent sponsored by the 2nd Respondent was not duly elected by a majority of lawful votes cast in the bye-election held on the 5th and 6th April, 2008 for the House of Representative for AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

(b) An order declaring the 1st Petitioner Hon. Nasiru Muhammed as duly elected in the bye-election held on the 5th and 6th April, 2008 for the House of Representatives in AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja having polled the highest number of lawful votes cast at…

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