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(2022) JELR 109922 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/ABJ/CV/868/2022  •  16 Sep 2022  •  Nigeria

Ugochukwu Anthony Ogakwu Mohammed Mustapha Folasade Ayodeji Ojo


UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency is in Kogi State. A member represents the said Constituency in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The Appellant, 1st Respondent and 4th Respondent are all members of the All Progressives Congress, the 2nd Respondent in this appeal. The 2nd Respondent conducted a primary election to elect the candidate it would sponsor for the Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency at the 2023 General Elections. Among the contestants at the said primary election which was held on 27th May 2022, were the Appellant, the 1st and 4th Respondents. 

At the end of the primary election, the 4th Respondent was returned as elected to be sponsored by the 2nd Respondent for the said Federal Constituency at the upcoming 2023 General Elections. Due to reasons which differ between the parties, the 2nd Respondent was unable to submit the name of the 4th Respondent to the 3rd Respondent as its can…

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