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ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS v. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY & ORS

(2015) JELR 42271 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.113/2015  •  14 Apr 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 21st day of June, 2014 the 3rd Respondent (INEC) conducted Governorship election in all the wards of the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State. Eighteen political parties, including the appellant and 1st Respondent, contested the election through their respective candidates.

The result of the election showed that the 2nd Respondent, sponsored by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won with a total of 203,020 votes against a total of 120.433 scored by his closest rival a candidate of the main opposition party in the country, the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Appellant in this appeal.

Though its candidate at the election, John Olukayode Fayemi, accepted the result of the election and did congratulate the winner, Ayodele Peter Fayose of the PDP as shown in the record; the APC did not accept the result and challenged same at the Governorship Election Tribunal constituted for Ekiti State in Petitio…

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