SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On the 14th day of April 2007 Election was held into the Owerri West Constituency of the Imo State House of Assembly.
The petitioner, now the Appellant was sponsored by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) while the 1st Respondent was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP). Some other registered political parties also fielded candidates in the election.
The 2nd - 5th Respondents returned the 1st Respondent as the winner of the election.
Not satisfied by the said declaration of the result on 15/4/2007, the Petitioner filed his petition at Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal, Imo State.
The facts in support of grounds on which the petitioner relied in paragraph 6(i) - (xii) of his petition copied on pages 3 - 5 of the record of appeal are as follows:
"(i) After voting at various polling booths in Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State on 14/4/07 the officials of the 2nd Respond…