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ABDULLAHI v. LOKO & ORS

(2022) JELR 109924 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.CV/41/2022  •  16 Mar 2022  •  Nigeria

Coram
Olukayode Ariwoola Amina Adamu Augie Uwani Musa Abba Aji Mohammed Lawal Garba Adamu Jauro

Judgement

ADAMU JAURO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division affirming the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja which granted the prayers of the 1st Respondent sought on the face of his amended originating summons filed on 10th September, 2021. 

STATEMENT OF FACTS 

The 2nd Respondent conducted a primary election to elect its Chairmanship candidate for Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory at which five aspirants including the Appellant and 1st Respondent participated. The Primary election was held on 23rd April, 2021 in accordance with the Constitution of the 2nd Respondent and Guidelines issued by the 2nd Respondent. At the conclusion of the primary election exercise, the 1st Respondent was declared winner with 150 votes as against the Appellant who scored 123 votes. The 1st Respondent deposed in his affidavit in support of his amended originating summons that, contrary t…

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