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AISHA JUMMAI ALAHASSAN & ANOR v. MR. DARIUS DICKSON ISHAKU & ORS

(2016) JELR 37131 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.46/2016 (CONSOLIDATED)  •  22 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC;

Judgement

OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 11 February 2016, your lordships heard and dismissed this appeal for reasons to be given on 22 February 2016. These are the reasons that led me to that conclusion.

THE FACTS ARE THESE

On 11 and 25 April 2015 the 3rd Respondent, the regulatory body charged with the conduct of elections in Nigeria conducted election for the office of Governor of Taraba State. There were eleven candidates at that election. The 1st Appellant, sponsored by the 2nd Appellant, and the 1st Respondent sponsored by the 2nd Respondent were candidates at the election. The 1st Respondent was declared the winner of the election with a score of 369,318?votes, while the 1st Appellant came in second with 275,984 votes. The 1st Appellant and her party, the 2nd Appellant, were not satisfied with the outcome of the election, and so they filed a petition. The other candidates were satisfied with the outcome of the election.

The Grounds of the Petition are:

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