(2014) JELR 39829 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.120/2011 ·  9 May 2014 ·  Nigeria
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SULEIMAN GALADIMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria BODE RHODES - VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MARY UKAEGO PETER - ODILI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court of appeal
1st respondent
dala federal constituency
supreme court
5th respondents
election matter
2nd respondents
returning officer
academic exercise
certificate of return
national assembly
dala federal constituency of the house of representatives
highest number of votes
leading judgment
winner of the election
election matters
4th respondents
federal high court
petition no. ept
3rd respondent
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
general election
judgment of the federal high court
name of the 1st respondent
name of the appellant
2nd petitioner
competence of the appeal
decisions of the national assembly election tribunals
exclusive jurisdiction of the regular courts
instant election petition
kano state
learned counsel
life of the national assembly
notices of preliminary objection
purview of the jurisdiction of election tribunal
resident electoral commissioner
action of the party
appellant brief of argument
exception of the 2nd respondent
genesis of this appeal
inter party dispute
mr. c. i. okafor
name of alhassan uba idris
notice of appeal
said election
suit no. fhc

KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The genesis of this appeal started as an inter party dispute on the candidate the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) nominated to contest the election for the Dala Federal Constituency seat of the House of Representatives in the General Election which took place on 21st April, 2007. After the conduct of the primaries, the ANPP forwarded the name of Alhassan Uba Idris (now 1st respondent) to INEC who was cleared and his name published to contest the election which he won. The appellant believed he won the highest number of votes at the primaries and felt short - changed on what the

Party did and challenged the action of the Party at the Federal High Court, Abuja in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/70/2007. The Court entered judgment in his favour. Meanwhile the General Election had taken place and when the results for the Dala Federal Constituency was collated by Tijani Abdu Chinade, the Returning officer for Dala Federal Constituency, …

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