(1999) JELR 43841 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPNA/2/99 ·  12 May 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Barau v. Dansadau (1999) 12 NWLR (Pt. 632) 653
RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
sub paragraph
1st respondent
decree no.5
lower tribunal
decree no.
2nd respondent
lower court
name of the occupier of the premises
election tribunal
necessary parties
petitioner appellant
presiding officer
39th respondent
joinder of necessary parties
said election
address of the occupier of the premises
award n2,500
conduct of an electoral officer
contents of form tf002
contradictory provision of the statute
disclosure of the address
filed petition
following grounds
guria zamfara state of nigeria
heads of complaint
leading judgment
national assembly election tribunal
notice of a preliminary objection
petitioners counsel
polling station
proper order
provision of decree no
provision of sub paragraph
provision of the said decree
provision of the said decree no.5
provisions of decree no
provisions of paragraph
relevant part
returning officer
returning officers of the election
rules of court
said form tf002
service of the petition
s. o. olado
verdict of the senatorial election
violation of the provisions of section

OMAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The verdict of the Senatorial election which took place on 20th February, 1999 in the Zamfara West Senatorial District as declared by the 2nd Respondent in this appeal is as follows:-

"The 1st Respondent; 62,997 votes Appellant 62,044 votes the 1st Respondent was declared the winner, and the 2nd Respondent declared the 1st Respondent duly elected the Senator for Zamfara West.

The Petitioner, the appellant in this appeal was dissatisfied with the declaration made by the 2nd Respondent; and went to the Election Tribunal."

He filed a petition dated 12th March, 1999 before the National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Guria Zamfara State of Nigeria. In the petition the petitioner averred the following which I have summarised as heads of complaint as follows:-

(a) That the 1st Respondent was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the said election.

(b) That the said election is voided and invalid by reason of corrupt prac…

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