YAHAYA
V.
AMINU & ORS

(2003) JELR 44920 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/141/2003 ·  7 Aug 2003 ·  Nigeria
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Yahaya v. Aminu [2004] 7 NWLR (Pt.871)185
CORAM
OLUDADE OLADAPO OBADINA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IFEYINWA CECILIA NZEAKO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IKECHI FRANCIS OGBUAGU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
petition
presiding officer
section
petitioner
officers
electoral act
polling units
presiding officers
learned counsel
persons
respondents
statutory respondents
polling stations
1st respondent
ballot boxes
collation officers
grounds of appeal
electoral malpractices
joinder of the presiding officers
brief of argument
joinder of necessary parties
virtue of section
ballot papers
leading judgment
provision of section
various polling stations
various polling units
activities of the presiding officers
adamawa state
breach of official duty
buba i. n. esq
case of kaliel v
election petition tribunal
following terms
learned counsels
legislative houses election tribunal
light of the pleadings
lordships hon. justice abdullahi
main complaints of the petitioner
respective learned counsel
respect of the remaining paragraphs of the petition
respondent such officers
return of the 1st respondent
returns vide forms ec8 b
said eric gandepa
said polling units
specific paragraphs of the petition
substantial paragraphs of the petitioner
view of the allegations

OLUDADE OLADAPO OBADINA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal holden at Yola in Adamawa State, delivered on the 6th day of June, 2003; Coram: their Lordships Hon. Justice Abdullahi, Yusuf, chairman; Hon. Justice Akon Kpeme, member; Hon. Justice Wahid Kolade Olaifa, member; Hon. Khalid Abdullahi Waiya, member; and Chief Registrar Adam Idris, member (hereinafter called the tribunal).

The appellant herein was the petitioner at the tribunal, while the respondents were the respondents.

By his petition at the tribunal, the petitioner challenged the election and return of the 1st respondent as the elected senator for Adamawa Central Senatorial District. The petitioner alleged rigging and electoral malpractices. The main complaints of the petitioner were alleged over-voting, alleged one hundred percent (100%) voting and alleged non- voting in various polling stations and …

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