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DANIEL ISHAYA GANI v. KEZEYA DANGANA & ORS

(2009) JELR 33181 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/EP/HA/330/2007  •  12 Jan 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; ALFRED PEARSON EYEWUMI AWALA JCA;

Judgement

ALFRED PEARSON EYEWUMI AWALA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Following the General Election held nationwide on 14th day of April, 2007 for Seats in the States' Houses of Assembly, this Appeal and the Cross Appeal arose from the decision of the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal holden at Jalingo Taraba State (hereinafter called the Lower Tribunal) set up to hear petition No. EPT/SHA/04/2007 from the said Election. Judgment was delivered on 28/9/07 after hearing by the Lower Tribunal which nullified the election of the 1st Respondent and his subsequent return as the candidate representing Wukari II Constituency in Taraba State House of Assembly.

It is pertinent I give brief background facts of what led to the appeal and Cross-Appeal as aforesaid for better comprehension of the issues involved here.

The Appellant/Cross-Respondent and the 1st Respondent/Cross-Appellant contested the election held on 14/4/07 under the Platform of PPA and PDP…

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