SAMBO & ANOR.
V.
ALIERO & ORS.

(2009) JELR 40020 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/S/EP/SN/5/09 (CON) ·  7 Oct 2009 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
2nd respondents
senior counsel
appeal no. ca
petitions
3rd respondent
academic issue
2nd petitioner
all nigeria peoples party
provisions of the electoral act
1st appellant
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
court of appeal rules
court practice directions
decision of the tribunal
no. kb
return of mohammed adamu aliero
said senate seat
time of the election
appearance file
candidate of the 2nd respondent
case of b. a alegbe speaker
consent of counsel
end of the election
gross abuse of the tribunal
independent national electoral commission
inherent jurisdiction of this court urges
intendment of section
kebbi central senatorial district seat
kebbi state national assembly
ladipo vs oduyoye
learned counsel
learned justices of the tribunal
legislative houses election petition tribunal
mandatory provisions of the electoral act
musa ibrahim of counsel
notice of appeal
notices of appeal
ogoejeofo vs ogoejeofo
overwhelming support
preliminary objections
respective candidates of the democratic people
separate petitions
support of their common grounds
supreme court decisions

MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Two petitions, KB/EPT/SEN/2/2007 and KB/EPT/SEN/7/2007 were presented before the Kebbi State National Assembly, Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Birnin Kebbi challenging the return of Mohammed Adamu Aliero who had been fielded by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the election for the Kebbi Central Senatorial District seat held on 21st April 2007. The Petitioners alleged inter alia that Mohammed Adamu Aliero who at the end of the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) was declared and returned the winner of the election, was not qualified to contest the election. Aggrieved by the declaration and return, Aliyu Bello Mohammed and Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bunu, the - respective candidates of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the very election, challenged the declaration and return in their separ…

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