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DR. (MRS.) BUKOLA IDAYAT ADEBUSUYI v. HON. BABATUNDE ODUYOYE & ORS

(2003) JELR 44957 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/NA/EPTA/6/2003  •  4 Aug 2003  •  Nigeria

Coram
MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA JCA; SAKA ADEYEMI IBIYEYE JCA; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA; VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE JCA; JA'AFARU MIKA'ILU JCA;

Judgement

VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the tribunal below, which sat in Ibadan and known as the National Assembly Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal. Actually, it is the National Assembly Election Tribunal hereinafter, referred to as the tribunal; before the said tribunal the petitioner, now the appellant in the person of Dr. Mrs. B. I. Adebusuyi filed a petition couched as follows:

"whereof your humble petitioner prays that it may be determined that the 1st respondent, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye was not nominated, sponsored, elected and or returned and that his nomination was void and that Dr. Bukola Idayat Adebusuyi was duly nominated, sponsored and elected or ought to have been returned as the successful candidate for the Ibadan North West/South West federal constituency in the election of 12th April, 2003."

The said tribunal delivered its judgment on 2nd July, 2003, thus, "In the end result, this petition partially succeeds. Purs…

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