SAHABI & ANOR
V.
MUMMUNI & ORS

(1998) JELR 45709 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/16/98 ·  23 Apr 1998 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
petition
petitioners
2nd respondents
appeal tribunal
chairman
court
election
j. c. a.
paragraph
trial tribunal
advance
ballot boxes
days
exhibits q-q137
heads of objection
vice chairman
2nd respondent
4th respondents
absence of a list of votes
appeal
appeal of his clients
appeal tribunal of zamfara state
atinuke omobonike
conclusion of trial
decision of the trial tribunal
decisions
election tribunal
election tribunal of zamfara state
federal government
file
highest number of votes
james-ogenyi ogebe
leading judgment
learned attorney-general
learned attorney-general of the federation
learned counsel
list of votes
local government council of zamfara state
lower tribunal
parties
privilege of reading
provisions of this section
reading of the record
such exhibits
support
tanko muhammad
trial
unsuccessful candidate
vice-chairman

JAMES-OGENYI OGEBE, J. C. A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The parties to this case contested the Local Government council Chairmanship election of Bukkuyum Local Government council of Zamfara state on the 15th of March, 1997. The 1st and 2nd respondents were returned as Chairman and Vice-chairman respectively, having won the highest number of votes cast at the election. Dissatisfied with the results the petitioners filed a petition before the Election Tribunal of zamfara state complaining that the 2nd respondent was not qualified educationally to contest the election.

At the trial another petition filed by 3rd and 4th respondents was consolidated with the earlier one. At the conclusion of trial the Election Tribunal entered judgment in favour of the 1st and 2nd respondents and declared them duly elected Chairman and Vice chairman. The 4th respondent appealed to the Appeal Tribunal of zamfara state and the Appeal Tribunal dismissed the appeal for lack of merit. The 4th respondent…

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