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MUNIRU BASHIRU V. I.N.E.C & ORS

(2008) JELR 47023 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/EPT/HA/25/2007  •  13 Nov 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JCA; ISTIFANUS THOMAS JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA;

Judgement

MODUPE FASANMI, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, Abeokuta, Ogun State delivered on 30th day of July, 2007 wherein the Tribunal dismissed the petition as having been abandoned pursuant to paragraph 3(1) of the Election Tribunal and Court Practice Directions 2007.

The appellant was the candidate of the A.N.P.P. under whose sponsorship he participated as a candidate in the election into the Ogun State House of Assembly seeking to represent the Remo North constituency at the said Assembly. The Elections were conducted into the said House of Assembly on 14th April, 2007 and the 3rd Respondent (Pelumi Adeboye O.) being the candidate of the 15th Respondent (Peoples Democratic Party) was declared the winner by the 1st, 2nd, 4th - 14th Respondents (INEC). The Appellant being dissatisfied with the conduct of the Election and the declaration arising therefrom filed a petition dated 11/5/07 …

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