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ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ABDULLAHI v. ALHAJI YA'U ISA MAI ALEWA & ANOR

(1999) JELR 43840 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EPLG/9/99  •  10 Mar 1999  •  Nigeria

Coram
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD JCA; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JCA; VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE JCA;

Judgement

I.T. MUHAMMAD, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Abdullahi Abdullahi, the appellant was the 1st respondent at the Local Government Council Election Tribunal for Sokoto State (the tribunal). He was fielded by the All Peoples Party (APP) to contest the election for the Chairman of Goronyo Local Government Council of Sokoto State. Alhaji Ya'u Isa Mai Alewa the 1st respondent (in this appeal) who was one of the petitioners at the tribunal, was fielded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At the end of the election processes, the appellant was returned as winner of the election with the highest number of votes. The respondents herein, were dissatisfied with the election result and they filed their petition at the tribunal. Some of the grounds upon which they premised their petitions are:

"3(1) The 1st and 2nd respondent were not duly elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of Goronyo Local Government by majority of lawful votes casts at the election of 5th December, 19…

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