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independent national electoral commission
local government area
officials of inec
provisions of schedule
circumstance of the case
day of election
local government election tribunal
respect of the chairmanship election
second ground of appeal
cause of action of the petitioner
chairmanship of the ajaokuta local government council
conduct of election of 5th december
course of the elections
determination of inec
election of 1st respondent
favour of the 1st respondent
favour of the appellant
grounds of appeal of the appellant
learned chairman of the honourable tribunal
local government councils
platform of the peoples democratic party
provisions of part x of decree no.
relevant provisions of decree no.
relevant statutory provisions
respect of the chairmanship post of the ajaokuta
wards of the local government area
winner of the chairmanship election
ODUYEMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 5th December, 1998, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted elections for Chairmanship and Counsellorship positions in Local Government Councils and Area Councils in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The appellant was a candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Chairmanship of the Ajaokuta Local Government Council while the 1st respondent was a candidate who contested the election for the same post on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP).
The Ajaokuta Local Government Area consisted of 14 wards. On the day of election, elections commenced in all units and wards of the Local Government Area but in the course of the elections, disturbances occurred which disrupted elections in two wards of the Local Government which had five units. In the event, election results were received in only 12 wards of the Ajaokuta Local Government. These were collared and 9,378 of the votes cast we…