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IDU GODWIN EMEKA v. HON. LYNDA CHUBA-IKPEAZU & ORS

(2017) JELR 38227 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.149/2016  •  10 Mar 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

CLARA B. OGUNBIYI, JSC (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 25th December, 2015 which dismissed the appeal filed by the appellant and affirmed the judgment of the trial Federal High Court which granted all the reliefs sought by the 1st Respondent who was the plaintiff therein.

STATEMENT OF FACTS RELEVANT TO THIS APPEAL

The 2nd Respondent submitted the name of the 1st Respondent to the 3rd Respondent on the 18th day of December, 2014 alongside other candidates in Anambra State as its nominated candidate for election to the membership of the House of Representatives for member representing Onitsha North/South Federal Constituency of Anambra State. The 1st Respondent also submitted the name of the appellant to the 3rd Respondent as its candidate for the said Federal Constituency. The 3rd Respondent published the list and particulars of the candidates submitted but the name and particulars of the 1st Re…

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