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TONY DIMEGWU V. INDEPENDENCE OGUNEWE & ORS

(2010) JELR 33297 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/EPT/100/2009  •  15 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDUL-KADIR JCA; HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA;

Judgement
<p>ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDUL-KADIR, J.C.A. (Delivering the leading : ): This is an appeal against the judgment of the National assembly Election Tribunal sitting at Owerri. The said judgment was delivered on 23/7/09 wherein the trial Tribunal found for the respondents and dismissed the appellant's petition on the ground that same was statute barred.</p><p> The facts reading to this appeal are that the appellant and the 1st respondent were candidates at the election herd on 21/4/07 to erect the member/legislator to represent Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, The said Federal Constituency was made up of two Local Government Areas. The two areas were Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area and Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area. The constituency was made of 24 electoral wards which comprised all together a total of 269 polling stations.</p><p> At the trial of the petition PW5 under cross-examination stated that the result was collated…</p>

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