UKPO
V.
ADEDE

(2001) JELR 57721 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/47/2001 ·  26 Jun 2001 ·  Nigeria
 · 
Other Citations
Ukpo v. Adede (2002) 3 NWLR (Pt. 755) 671
CORAM
OKWUCHUKWU OPENE, JCA (Presided) JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI, JCA (Read the Lead judgment) ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI, JCA
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
appellant
11th respondent
issue no.
trial tribunal
grounds of appeal
issues
notice of appeal
evidence act
appellant’s counsel
exhibits j
political party
oral evidence of pw3
vanguard newspaper
judgment of the trial tribunal
lead judgment
peoples party
preliminary objection
school certificate
secondary school certificate
1st respondent’s brief
24th july
2nd respondent’s brief
appellant a
behalf of the 2nd respondent
completion of the said bye-election
current name of the 1st respondent
exhibit c
exhibit m shows
following documents
forged certificate of voters registration
fuller reasons
ground of failure
host of exhibits
independent national electoral commission
judgment of the national assembly election petition tribunal
judgment of the national election tribunal
light of the evidence
major obi-udo
name of the person
particulars of disqualification
peoples democratic party constitution
platforms of peoples democratic party
plethora of evidence
sponsorship of major obi-odu
sponsorship of the 1st respondent
state chairman of the party
such pleadings
trite law
winner of the bye-election

FABIYI, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against A the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Calabar on 30th March, 2001. The petitioner was a candidate for the Cross River North Senatorial seat under the banner of Alliance for Democracy (AD) during the bye- election held on 24th July, 1999. The 1st respondent and Christopher Eriba were candidates on the platforms of Peoples Democratic Party and All Peoples Party (APP) respectively. On completion of the said bye-election, the petitioner scored 71,244 votes while the 1st respondent and Christopher Eriba each scored 120,516 and 962 votes. There was no contention on the votes scored by each candidate. The 1st respondent was then returned as the elected candidate and winner of the bye-election. The petitioner commenced his position on 6-8-99. He maintained in the petition that the 1st respondent was not qualified to contest the said bye-election. The particulars of disqualification …

There's more. Sign in to continue reading.

judy.legal is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.

Get started   Login