(1999) JELR 43814 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/EPA/27/99 ·  5 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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OKPOIDO v. UDOIKPONG (1999) 5 NWLR (Pt.604)595
Okpoido v. Udoikpong (1999) 5 NWLR (Pt. 604) 595
JUSTIN THOMPSON AKPABIO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIMEON OSUJI EKPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLUDADE OLADAPO OBADINA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
election petition
1st respondent
local government area
election tribunal
result of the election
decree no.
akwa ibom state
learned counsel
transitional provisions
lead judgment
registrar of the tribunal
5th day of december
3rd respondent
briefs of argument
chairmanship election
court of trial
filing election petitions
filing fee
ika local government council
platform of peoples democratic party
press conference
registry of the court
appellant holds
close of the election
clouded circumstances of this case
declaration of result of election
election petition no. lget
election thereat
electoral malpractices
filing of motion
finding of facts
forged results
form ec8e
honourable election tribunal
issue of the date
judgment of the honourable tribunal
mere fact
oral evidence
purported election of the 1st respondent
result of substantial disturbance
rules of this court
ruling of that local government election tribunal
said chairmanship election
said ika local government area
salient paragraphs
weight of evidence

EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the ruling of that Local Government Election Tribunal, Akwa Ibom State, sitting at Uyo in the election petition No. LGET/AK/31/98, filed by the appellant. The ruling was delivered on the 3rd of February, 1999, and the election petition was struck out. The petitioner now the appellant was a candidate for the chairmanship election for Ika Local Government Council under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (P.D.P). The election was held on the 5th day of December, 1998. Other candidates who vied in the said chairmanship election were the 1st respondent, Dr. Francis Udoikpong, or the All Peoples Party (A.P.P) who was declared the winner and one Dr. Justin Idiong under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (A. D) who was not made any in the petition. The appellant in his petition complained of electoral malpractices such as corrupt practices, thuggery, irregularities and other electoral offences that made the elect…

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