(2021) JELR 109170 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.9/2021 ·  25 Feb 2021 ·  Nigeria
Musa Dattijo Muhammad, JSC Chima Centus Nweze, JSC Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju, JSC Abdu Aboki, JSC Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, JSC

CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The first respondent in this appeal, Chief John Alaga, by way of Originating Summons, instituted an action at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on October 5, 2020. He sought judicial responses to the following questions:

1. Whether having regard to the provisions of Section 31 (5) of the Electoral Act (as amended); the 1st Defendant gave and/or supplied false information to the Defendant in his INEC form CF001 by purporting to have sat for and/or obtained educational qualification making him eligible to contest for the Cross River North Senatorial bye-election, scheduled to hold on 31st October, 2020 or at any other date, whereas he has no such educational qualifications and by virtue of that fact  is not qualified and/or eligible to contest for, be nominated or elected for the Cross River North Senatorial bye-election scheduled to hold on 31st October, 2020 or at any other date?

​2. Whether by the provi…

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