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(2021) JELR 109636 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/12A/2021  •  8 Mar 2021  •  Nigeria

Oyebisi Folayemi Omoleye, JCA Biobele Abraham Georgewill, JCA Frederick Oziakpono Oho, JCA


BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Edo State, Benin Judicial Division, Coram: Courage - Ogbebor J, in Suit No. B/358/2020: Kadiri Sunday Oshoakpemhe v. Audu Abudu Ganiyu and Others delivered on 6/1/2021 in which the claims of the 1st Respondent as Claimant were grant against the Appellant and the 2nd and 3rd Respondents disqualifying the Appellant and 2nd Respondent from contesting the Edo State Gubernatorial Election held on 19/9/2020 as the Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates of the 3rd Respondent, whilst the counter claim of the Appellant against the 1st Respondent for damages for Defamation was dismissed for lacking in merit.

​The Appellant was thoroughly dissatisfied with the said Judgment and had appealed against it vide his Notice of Appeal filed on 13/1/2021 on seventeen Grounds of appeal at pages 1276 - 1293 of the Record of Appeal. The Record of Appeal was duly compiled …

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