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ALHAJI BADAMASI AYUBA & ANOR V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) & ORS

(2009) JELR 33174 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/NA/15/2007  •  14 May 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA JCA; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA;

Judgement

BABA ALKALI BA'ABA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants in this appeal, by their joint petition No. EPT/KNS/HR/3/2007 dated and filed on the 11th day of May, 2007, challenged the declaration and the return of the 4th respondent on the ground that the 1st appellant, was the validly nominated candidate of the 2nd appellant who ought to be returned as the elected member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Dambatta/Makoda Federal Constituency at the election held on the 21st day of April, 2007 conducted by the 1st - 3rd respondents. The 4th respondent, filed his reply to the petition dated 18th May, 2007 and filed on the 19th day of May, 2007 and same was served on counsel to the petitioners on the 28th day of June, 2007, while the 1st - 3rd respondents filed their joint reply dated 4th June, 2007 and filed on the 5th day of June 2007 and same was served on the 1st appellant/petitioner's counsel on the 11th day of June, 2007. On the 23rd day of July,…

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