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DR. (MRS.) IDAYAT ADEBUKOLA ADEBUSUYI v. THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) & ORS.

(2009) JELR 33184 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/EPT/FH/27/2008  •  22 Oct 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JCA; ISTIFANUS THOMAS JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA;

Judgement

CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, J. C. A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the appellant's petition against the declaration of the 3rd Respondent as the winner of the election held on 21st April, 2007 for the Federal House of Representatives for the Ibadan South West/Ibadan North West Federal Constituency.

Briefly, the petitioner's case was that she was the candidate of the Action Congress Political Party for the Ibadan South West/Ibadan North West Federal Constituency of the Federal House of Representatives at the election conducted by the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Respondents on 21st April, 2007 while the 3rd Respondent was the candidate of the People's Democratic Party and was declared the winner of the election. The appellant challenged the result of the election at the Oyo State Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal on the following grounds:

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