(2007) JELR 44075 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/EP/HA/270/2007 ·  11 Dec 2007 ·  Nigeria
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Zaranda v. Tilde (2008) 10 NWLR (Pt. 1094)
Zaranda v. Tilde (2008) 10 NWLR (Pt. 1094) 184
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALFRED PEARSON EYEWUMI AWALA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
electoral act
lower tribunal
1st respondent
election tribunal
1st appellant
political party
said election
alleged breach of section
federal high court
grounds of appeal
senior counsel
independent national electoral commission
legislative houses election tribunal
provisions of the electoral act
supreme court
14th day of april
5th respondents
have roles
high court
lead judgment inter alia
virtue of section
alhaji abdulkadir a. zaranda
bauchi state secretary of the party
breach of the imperative provisions of section
candidate of anpp
candidate of the people
consent of all counsel
constituency of bauchi state
democratic party
election of the 1st respondent
exhibits e
following persons
fresh elections
general election
grounds of the petition
hold ground
joint notice of appeal
leading judgment
learned justices of the lower tribunal
nigerian peoples party
notice of substitution
order of the lower tribunal
preliminary point
results of the election
sixth issues
view of section
winner of the election

BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): General Election were held nationwide on Saturday, the 14th day of April, 2007 and Alhaji Abdulkadir A. Zaranda (now the 1st appellant) of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (now ANPP) was declared winner and returned as the elected member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, representing Toro/Jama'a Constituency of Bauchi State. He pulled 29,286 votes of the total announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (now INEC) on the 15th day of April, 2007. Alhaji Isa Babayo Tilde (now 1st respondent), the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (now PDP) scored 18,727 being the second highest number of votes. Alhaji Suleiman D. Gambo of the Action Congress came third with 2,138 votes.

Being dissatisfied with the results of the election as announced by the INEC, the 1st respondent filed a petition on the 10th day of May, 2007 challenging the 1st appellant as winner of the election.

The 1st appellant, the ANPP, the INEC and th…

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