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CHARLES ELODI V. UZO C. AZUBUIKE & ORS

(2003) JELR 42059 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/EPT/252/2003  •  4 Dec 2003  •  Nigeria

Coram
MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH JCA; ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEH JCA; DAVID ADEDOYIN ADENIJI JCA;

Judgement

DAVID ADEDOYIN ADENIJI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Governorship/Legislative Houses Election Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, delivered on 16th July 2003, dismissing the petition of the petitioner/appellant. The petitioner not being satisfied with the judgment has appealed against same to this court and filed 9 grounds of appeal in the process.

The appellant formulated 9 issues for determination that:

"1. Whether the tribunal below was not in a fundamental error when it failed and or refused to nullify the entire set of results tendered by the respondents when the total number of votes cost or total figures allocated by them exceeded the accredited voters.

2. Whether the tribunal below was right in its decision and findings that falsification, inflation, juggling of figures and doctoring of results were not proved in the petition in the place of monumental and overwhelming testimonies and exhibits tendered establishing…

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