ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the Appellant against the judgment of the Governorship and legislative Houses election petition Tribunal delivered on the 25th day of july 2007 by which the petition of the Appellant was dismissed.
The facts of this appeal are stated thus:-
The Appellant brought his petition No. HA/EPT/KTS/S/07 dated the 11th day of May, 2007 but filed on the 14th day of May, 2007 against the result of the House of Assembly Election conducted by the 23rd Respondent (INEC) on 14th day of April into the Katsina State House of Assembly in Bakori Constituency wherein the 1st Respondent was declared winner and returned as such by the 3rd respondent having scored a total votes of 18,017 as against the Appellant who scored a total of 17,652 votes.
The appellants complaint is against the result of only one out of the eleven (11) wards that made of Bakori Constituency i.e. the Appellants complaint relate solely to the resu…