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CHIEF I.A. AKPAN v. SENATOR EFFIONG BOB & 4 ORS.

(2010) JELR 33072 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.135/2009  •  21 May 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC;

Judgement

IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD. J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs at the Federal High Court, Abuja (trial court) took out an originating summons against the defendants. In the affidavit in support of the originating summons, the 1st plaintiff, who with the consent of the 2nd plaintiff, deposed to the facts contained in the affidavit in support which furnishes a summary of the facts from their own side. He averred that he is a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while the 2nd plaintiff is the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the PDP, 1st plaintiff indicated his Interest to contest the party's primary election into the Akwa Ibom North East District Senatorial Seat as a candidate in the April 2007 General Elections into the National Assembly. In realization of that ambition, the 1st plaintiff obtained and filled the relevant party's nomination forms and returned same. He was cleared to contest the said primaries which took place on or about 4th - 6th Deceā€¦

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