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HON. TOBIAS CHUKS EGEONU v. THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) & ORS

(2014) JELR 36679 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/103/2013  •  11 Apr 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE JCA; PETER OLABISI IGE JCA;

Judgement

UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the Federal High Court holden at Umuahia Judicial Division delivered by His Lordship, Honourable Justice F.A. Olubanjo on 21/3/2013, in Suit NO. FHC/UM/CS/90/2011, between Hon. Tobias Chuks Egeonu v. (1) Independent National Electoral Commission (2) The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Abia State (3) The Electoral Officer, Umunneochi L.G.A. (4) Returning Officer, Umunneochi State Constituency (5) Prince Ikedi Ezekwesiri, wherein the claims of the Appellant hereinbefore the Plaintiff at the lower court was struck out for want of jurisdiction.

The Appellant at the lower court on 26/10/2011 vide a Writ of Summons instituted an action at the Federal High Court against the Respondents heretofore the Defendants, claiming the following reliefs:

(i) A declaration that the plaintiff who was validly nominated by his political party duly participated and or contested the House of Assembly Elect…

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