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HON. ABUBAKAR BALA v. MR. MUSA DIKKO & ORS.

(2012) JELR 33994 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.339/2011  •  7 Dec 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; STANLEY SHENKO ALAGOA JSC;

Judgement

MAHMUD MOHAMMED, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 21/11/2009, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted primaries for the nomination of its candidates for the Federal Capital Territory Chairmanship election into Area Councils within the Territory.

At the end of the exercise Mr. Peter Yohanna, the 2nd Respondent in this appeal, emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having polled the highest number of votes at the primaries for Bwari Area Council. As required by law, the 2nd Respondent nominated Hon. Abubakar Bala, the Appellant in this Court who was the applicant in the Court below, as his running mate for the Bwari Area Council Chairmanship/Vice Chairmanship election slated for 10/4/2010. However less than 60 days to the date of the Federal Capital Territory Area Council election, the 3rd Respondent in this Court, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),on 8/3/2010 published a list of candidates for the said election for various Politiā€¦

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