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HON. KOLA ADEFEMI ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY (AD) V. MUYIWA EMMANUELABEGUNDE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION RETURNING OFFICER EMURE-EKITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORAL OFFICER EMURE-EKITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER EKITI STATE

(2003) JELR 57698 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/EP/SA/2/2003  •  4 Dec 2003  •  Nigeria

Coram
PATRICK IBE AMAIZU, JCA (Presided) WALTER SAMUEL N. ONNOGHEN, JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) JA'AFARU MIKAILU, JCA

Judgement

ONNOGHEN, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Ekiti State Governorship/National Assembly/ Legislative House Election Tribunal holden at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State in Petition No. EPT/EK/HA/3/2003 delivered on the 9th day of July, 2003.

The facts of the case include the following:

On the 15th day of May, 2003 the appellant, as petitioner presented a petition before the aforementioned Tribunal against the respondents in respect of the legislative election to the Ekiti State House of Assembly with particular reference to Emure State Constituency which election was held on 3rd May, 2003. In that election, the 1st appellant was a sponsored candidate of the 2nd appellant, Alliance for Democracy - one of the recognized Political Parties for the 2003 general elections, while the 1st

respondent was the sponsored candidate of the 2nd respondent; Peoples Democratic Party, another recognized political party. At the conclusion of the election process, the 1st …

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