AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment) The parties in these Appeals are coming back to this Court for the second time in respect of the Election Petition filed by Peter O. Ikem and Action Congress [AC] at the Edo State Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, on the 14th day of May, 2007.
The first time around, this Court remitted the said Election Petition back to the Tribunal for trial on the merits, after it had earlier been dismissed at the trial stage for failure to file pre-hearing notice.
However, upon their return to the Tribunal, Patrick Aisowieren and his party, PDP filed a Notice of Preliminary Objection, and prayed for:-
(1) An Order striking out the Petition for want of jurisdiction on the grounds stated in Schedule 'A.'
(2) And for such further order or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this Petition.
Schedule 'A' Grounds for the Objection
i. That the results of the election to Orhionmwon…