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CHIEF O.A. COKER-INEYOUGHA v. THE BAYELSA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY & ORS

(2005) JELR 45294 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/77/2003  •  19 May 2005  •  Nigeria

Coram
VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE JCA; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JCA; MONICA BOLNA’AN DONGBAN-MENSEM JCA;

Judgement

VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): In the court below the plaintiff claims in suit No. NHC/1/2002, the following relief against the 1st - 8th defendant; 6th - 8th defendants were joined in the proceedings subsequently before hearing. The reliefs sought by the plaintiff are:

(a) that the Nembe Local Government created by the Federal Military Government on the 1st October 1996 is the instrument Gos/9/SA dated 27th December 1996 signed by the Secretary to Government as commanded by the instrument Gos/9/62 dated 14th March 1997.

(b) (In it) the headquarters of Nembe Local Government created by the Federal Military Government in October 1996 is Nembe Ogbolomabiri and nowhere else;

(c) That the elections conducted by the then NECON now (INEC) for positions of Chairman and Councilors in what it purported to be Nembe Local Government were unconstitutional null and void.

(d) That the then NECO electoral wards delineated by them and voters register compiled and …

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