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CHIEF OLU FALAE v. GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO & ORS (NO.1)

(1999) JELR 43900 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/EPPR/12/99_(R)  •  23 Mar 1999  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JCA; JUSTIN THOMPSON AKPABIO JCA; DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE JCA; ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR JCA; GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JCA;

Judgement

OGUNTADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The petitioner by his application filed on 16/3/99 prays for an order to be allowed to inspect the following documents in the possession of the respondents:

(i) All the ballot papers utilized by all voters in the voting exercise at all the polling stations.

(ii) All Forms EC 8A reflecting the results of the votes cast at the polling stations throughout the country at the Presidential election.

(iii) All Forms EC 8B produced in respect or the collation exercise at ward level throughout the country.

(iv) All Forms EC 8C in respect of the collation exercise at the Local Government level throughout the country.

(v) All Forms EC 3D issued in respect of the collation exercise at State level throughout the country.

The petitioner through Mr. A.M. Kotoye deposed to an affidavit in support of the motion. Chief G.O.K. Ajayi, S.A.N. argued the application in the terms stated in the motion paper. Mr. Kehinde Sofola, S.A.N. in reply urged it on us to…

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