WAMINI-EMI
V.
. IGALI & ORS.

(2008) JELR 45828 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/EPT/343/2007 ·  9 Apr 2008 ·  Nigeria
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Wamini Emi v. Igali (2008) 11 NWLR (Pt. 1097) 123
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MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
election
petition
1st respondent
electoral act
grounds
scores of the candidates
lower tribunal
election petition
6th respondent
petition incompetent
holding of the election
learned counsel
first schedule
said election
winner of the election
disputed election
election petitions
eriobunah v. obiorah
briefs of argument
case of ogbeide v
case of ojong v
ojong v. duke
paragraphs
set aside
abimbola v. aderoju
action congress party
alone issue
bashir v. same
bayelsa state house of assembly
binding duty
case of non-compliance
conduct of the election
express provisions of paragraph
ezeobi v. nzeka
federal high court
following orders
grounds of the objection
justice of the matter
legislative houses election tribunal
mandatory requirement of paragraph
notice of preliminary objection
part of the 1st schedule
peoples democratic party
printed record of appeal
provisions of the constitution
scores of candidate
service of the petition
southern ijaw state constituency

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Before the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal sitting at Yenagoa (to be henceforth; lower Tribunal). The Appellant and the 1st Respondent were candidates at the election into the Bayelsa State House of Assembly for the Constituency 3 in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area on 14th April, 2007. The Appellant was sponsored by the Action Congress party (AC) while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sponsored the 1st Respondent for the election. The 6th Respondent statutorily charged with the conduct of the election returned the 1st Respondent through its officers as the winner of the election. Being dissatisfied and aggrieved by the return' the Appellant on the 10th of May 2007 presented an election petition questioning and challenging it. The petition, which is in 22 paragraphs and runs from pages 4 - 10 of the printed record of appeal, did not specifically as is the usual practice, set out distinctly, the …

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