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(2021) JELR 109271 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/ABJ/CV/20/2021  •  18 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Uchechukwu Onyemenam, JCA Peter Olabisi Ige, JCA Elfrieda Oluwayemisi Williams-Dawodu, JCA


UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja Judicial Division, delivered on 14th December, 2020 by IJEOMA L. OJUKWU, J. in SUIT NO: FHC/ABJ/CS/758/2020.

The Appellants' case commenced via an Originating Summons filed on 10th July, 2020; at the Federal High Court Abuja Division seeking to disqualify the 3rd Respondent from participating in the Edo State Governorship election on the grounds that the 3rd Respondent deposed to false information in the 2020 INEC Affidavit Form EC-9. The suit was brought pursuant to Sections 6 (6), 186 and 187(1) & (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), Section 31 (5) and (6) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and Order 3 Rules 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. The Appellants' case is that a person who gave false information on Oath is not a fit and proper person to contest an election.


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