(1999) JELR 43901 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/EPLG/27/99 ·  17 Mar 1999 ·  Nigeria
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USMAN v. KADOMI (1999) 5 NWLR (Pt. 603)
Usman v. Kadomi (1999) 5 NWLR (Pt. 603) 399
RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PATRICK IBE AMAIZU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
local government
1st respondent
2nd respondent
decision of the tribunal
inec officials
local government area
trial tribunal
fresh election
maimakawa asayaya
return of the appellant
brother muntaka-coomassie
decree no.36
election petition
failure of the commission
final return
maimakawa cikin gari
mallam danladi isa kadomi
mr. tola
said relief
total agreement
3rd respondent
5th december
briefs of argument
careful revisiting
considered judgment
democratic party
election result
election tribunal
final agreement
final results
following cases
fresh elections
grounds of appeal
kano state
leading judgment
local government election tribunal
local governments
maimakawa madakanei
main grouse of the 1st respondent
motu order
nationwide chairmanship election
notice of appeal
strong hold
total sum
whole election result

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): There was a nationwide chairmanship election into the Local Governments held on 5/12/98. Gaya Local Government Council of Kano State was held on the same date. That Gaya Local Government has 157 units. After the result was collated and counted. The 1st respondent, Mallam Danladi Isa Kadomi, polled a total sum of 10,413 whilst the appellant was credited with 10,739 votes. Consequently the appellant was declared winner.

Aggrieved by the return of the appellant as the elected Chairman of Gaya Local Government Council by the 2nd respondent, Mallam Danladi Isa Kadomi, filed an election petition at the Local Government Election Tribunal holden at Kano. The appellant, who was the respondent at the tribunal, lost and the respondent herein was held to be the winner. The appellant and the 1st respondent at the tribunal contested under the platforms of All Peoples Party and Peoples Democratic Party respectively.

Election petition was …

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