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OLUSOLA ADEYEYE V. SIMEON ODUOYE & ORS

(2010) JELR 41681 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/EPT/NA/67/08  •  7 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT M. O. KEKERE-EKUN JCA; CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA;

Judgement

MODUPE FASANMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal sitting at Osogbo, Osun State delivered on the 23rd of May 2008. The Tribunal dismissed the petition of the Appellant challenging the return of the 1st Respondent as the winner of Osun Central Senatorial District.

The Appellant contested under the platform of the Action Congress while the 1st Respondent contested under the platform of the People's Democratic Party.

The Appellant by a petition filed on the 21st of May 2007 challenged the declaration and return of the 1st Respondent Simeon Oduoye as the winner of Osun Central Senatorial District conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission on the ground of electoral malpractices, irregularities and noncompliance with the Electoral Act 2006.

Appellant contended that the National Assembly election for Osun Central Senatorial District held on 21st April 2007 is invalid b…

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