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SENATOR ALPHONSUS UBA IGBEKE v. LADY MARGERY OKADIGBO & ORS.

(2013) JELR 35937 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.179/2012  •  31 May 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMED JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; STANLEY SHENKO ALAGOA JSC;

Judgement

SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 16th December, 2011 in the consolidated Appeal CA/A/166/2011; (Lady Margery Okadigbo v. Senator Alphonsus Uba Igbeke and Ors.) CA/A/243/2011; (Prince John Okechukwu Emeka V. Senator Alphonsus Uba Igbeke and Ors.) and CA/A/281/2011 (Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) v. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Ors.). The said Court of Appeal had allowed the appeal which was filed by the 1st Respondent herein based upon her appeal against the Judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja. In the said Judgment which was delivered on 17th day of March 2012, the trial court found in favour of the Plaintiff/Appellant.

The Appellant herein who was the Respondent before the court below has brought this appeal to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal which set aside the trial court's decision, which recognized the Appellant as the 4t…

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