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CONGRESS FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS.

(2011) JELR 47447 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.426/2011  •  28 Dec 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC;

Judgement

OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The 1st respondent in this appeal, the Independent National Electoral Commission in accordance with its constitutional role in the process of building a democratic society, conducted an election into the offices of the President and Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 16th of April, 2011. Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now the appellant was one of the twenty political parties which contested the election sponsoring General Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate and Pastor Babatunde Bakare for the post of Vice President. The 5th respondent, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also a candidate in the election had Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as the flag bearer for the office of President and Architect Namadi Sambo as Vice President. At the conclusion of the voting exercise, PDP scored 22,471,370 votes and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) had 12,211,670 votes. As a result of the foreā€¦

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