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DR. CHRISTOPHER AKPAN ENOCH V. HON. DAN AKPAN & ORS.

(2011) JELR 33962 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/NAEA/193/2011  •  16 Sep 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH TINE TUR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Independent National Electoral Commission (hereinafter referred to as "The 3rd Respondent") conducted elections into the Etinan/Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom Federal Constituency on the 9th day of April, 2011. Dr. Christopher Akpan Enoch (hereinafter known as "the petitioner") contested the election on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria while Honorable Dan Akpan (hereinafter called the "1st" Respondent") was fielded by the People Democratic Party (hereinafter called "the 2nd Respondent") in this appeal. One John Okon contested on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). At the close of the polls the 3rd Respondent returned Hon. Dan Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party as the duly elected member of the House of Representatives having polled 30,576 votes as against 19,831 votes polled by the petitioner of the Action Congress of Nigeria,. John Okon was credited with 3,052 votes. Being aggrieved Dr. Chris…

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