(2009) JELR 39937 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/EPT/HA/23/2007 ·  23 Jun 2009 ·  Nigeria
ISTIFANUS THOMAS Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria CHIDI NWAOMA UWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.C.A, (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the Appellant who was the Petitioner at the Governorship/National Assembly and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal, Ogun State, sitting at Abeokuta in Petition No. EPT/OG/HA/8/2007, against the Ruling of the Tribunal Coram: Honourable Justices H.M. Tsammani, B.H. Ismail, C.U. Ukpe, U.M. Sadiq and C.O. Onyeabo, delivered on 30th day of July, 2007, wherein the Honourable Tribunal dismissed the Petition as having been abandoned, pursuant to Paragraph 3(4) of the Election Tribunal and Court Practice Direction, 2007. The facts leading up to this appeal are briefly set out as follows:-

"Elections were held throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 14th of April, 2007 into the State Legislative Houses of Assembly. The Petitioner/Appellant contested the election on the platform of All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) into the Ogun State House of Assembly for Ijebu-East Constituency and at the end o…

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