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ORHENA ADUGU GBILEVE & ANOR v. MRS. NGUNAN ADDINGI & ANOR

(2014) JELR 42245 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.193/2012  •  31 Jan 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; CHRISTOPHER M. CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JSC; KUDIRAT M.O. KEKERE-EKUN JSC;

Judgement

KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants in this appeal are the 1st and 3rd Defendants respectively in the Originating Summons filed before the Federal High Court Abuja in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/201/2011 on 14/2/2011 wherein the 1st respondent (as Plaintiff) raised five (5) questions for determination and sought for seven (7) reliefs based on section 153 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Section 87 of the Electoral Act, 2010 and the 1st Defendant's (2nd Appellant's) Guidelines for Nomination of candidates. On 3rd March, 2011, the suit was transferred by B. B. Aliyu J to the Federal High Court Makurdi and re-numbered FHC/MKD/CS/24/2011. The gist of the action was predicated on the claim by the 1st Respondent (Plaintiff) that after the party primaries she emerged the winner but the 1st appellant was declared the winner as the candidate to contest the election for the Buruku constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly slated for 6th April, 201…

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