CHINWE IYIZOBA, (J.C.A.) (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Governorship/Legislative House Election Tribunal Holden at Akure, Ondo State (Coram: Hon. Justice G.M. Nabaruma, Hon. Justice M. A, Oredola, Hon. Justice A.E. Okon, Hon. Justice D.I. Okungbowa, Hon. Justice A.S. Umar) delivered on 21st day of January, 2008 wherein the Petitioner/Appellant's petition was dismissed.
The brief facts of the case are that on the 14th day of April, 2007, INEC, the 2nd Respondent conducted an election for the House of Assembly, Odigbo Constituency 1 Ondo State. The Appellant herein was the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the election. The 1st Respondent was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). There were two other candidates:
1. Akintayo A. (Action Congress)
2. Akinwehinmi S.O. (Democratic Peoples Alliance)
Odigbo Constituency of Ondo State is made up of six wards namely:- Agbagbu ward 01; Ajue ward 03; Ebijaw ward 06; Odigbo ward 08; …