(1999) JELR 43860 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EP/50/99 ·  9 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Nwaeze v. Eze (1999) 3 NWLR (Pt. 595)
ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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1st respondent
grounds of appeal
independent national electoral commission
uba ward
consolidation of actions
court of appeal rules
learned s.a.n.
petition no. lgep
complete home enterprises
constitutional court
decree no.
dr. gideon nwaeze
election petition
end of the elections
ethelbert nnana eze
local government area
local government tribunal of imo state
notices of appeal
patrick nwabueze
separate pronouncements
1st appellant
2nd respondent
ballot boxes
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court of appeal
democratic party
dispassionate consideration of the evidence
earlier case
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fact of the petitioner
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massive introduction of unauthorised ballot papers
notice of a preliminary objection
officer oguta local government area
order of court
own case
present case
separate notices of appeal
submission of the learned s.a.n.

IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal before this court against the judgment of the Local Government Council Election Tribunal of Imo State sitting at Owerri dated 8th February, 1999. Two petitions were before the tribunal numbered LGEP/IM/1/98 and LGEP/IM/47/98.

The parties in LGEP/IM/1/98 were as follows:-

Ethelbert Nnana Eze PETITIONER


1. Dr. Gideon Nwaeze

2. Independent National Electoral Commission

3. Ephraim Onuzulike (Oguta Local Government Area Returning Officer)

4. Ndu Okonkwo (Mgbala/Uba Ward) Returning Officer) RESPONDENTS

5. Patrick Nwabueze (Supervisor Mgbala/Uba Ward)

The parties in LGEP/IM/47/98 were as follows:-

Barrister Francis U. Unyimadu PETITIONER


1. Bro. Gideon Nwaeze

2. E. Onuzulike (Returning Officer Oguta Local Government Area)

3. Samuel Odunukwe

(Electoral Officer, Oguta Local Government Area) RESPONDENTS

4. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

In the petition No. LGEP/IM/98 Ethelbert Nnana Eze stood election f…

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