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OBASI UBA EKAGBARA & ANOR v. CHIEF DR OKEZIE IKPEAZU & ORS

(2016) JELR 37201 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.504/2015  •  22 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; SULIEMAN GALADIMA JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC;

Judgement
<p>MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.S.C. (Delivering the leading : ): The two plaintiffs, who are the appellants in this case prayed the Federal High Court in their amended originating summons for the following reliefs.</p><p>1. A Declaration that the 3rd defendants INEC FORM CF0O1, and TAX PAYMENT RECEIPTS and Tax Clearance Certificate of the 3rd defendant attached therewith submitted to the 2nd defendant by the 1st and 2nd defendants contain false information regarding the 3rd defendant's Tax Payment.</p><p>2. A Declaration that having regard to the clear and unambiguous and sacrosanct provisions of Sections 31 (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (8) of the Electoral Act Cap 15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010 and INEC FORM CF00l and the Tax Payment receipts and Tax Clearance Certificate attached herewith submitted by the 1st and 3rd defendants to the 2nd defendant, the said 3rd defendant is disqualified from contesting the Abia State Governorship election for submitting to the 2nd defendant…</p>

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