(2008) JELR 57850 (HC)    

High Court  ·  MHC/299/2007 ·  17 Mar 2008 ·  Nigeria
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6th defendants
7th defendant
jacob ogwuche
supreme court
originating summons
1st defendant
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
primaries of the 1st defendant
processes of this court
screening exercise
court of law
high court
interlocutory injunction
nigerian constitution
barrister jacob ogwuche
benue state high court
benue state independent electoral commission
chairmanshipcandidate of 1st defendant
civil political institutions
common law
competenceor jurisdiction of the court
contest of the party primaries
determination of this suit
dignity of other citizens
disciplinary power
executive governor of kwara state
first respondent
following questions
following relief
further challenge
hand of the court
hon. chief judge of kwara state
interested party candidates
issue clearance certificates
justice of this case
national flag
necessary party forms
okpokwu local government council chairman
order canceling
peoples’democratic party
peoples democratic party chairmanship candidate
plaintiff’s case
political condition of the country
primaries of the elections
provisions of the constitution of peoples democratic party
restraining order
said jacob ogwuche

J. TINE TUR J (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The Peoples’Democratic Party (1st defendant) fixed 23 November 2007 as a day for her primaries to select candidates for elections into the offices of Councillor and Chairman, to be conducted by the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) (hereinafter called 7th defendant”) on 29 December 2007. Meanwhile, interested party candidates were given the opportunity to buy the necessary party forms to be screened at Nanet Hotels Ltd Makurdi on 18 November 2007. The plaintiff’s case is that he attended the screening exercise with his relevant documents and was duly cleared by the Committee to contest the primaries of the elections but the defendants did not release/ A issue clearance certificates to him or any of the candidates who attended the screening exercise. After the screening, the plaintiff went into extensive campaigns to enable him win at the primaries to represent the 1st defendant in the forthcoming election on 29 Decembe…

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