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INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ANOR v. MURI EDET ETIM ASUQUO & ORS

(2018) JELR 47118 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.311/2014  •  23 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Calabar Division delivered on the 6th day of December, 2013 in Appeal No. CAC/C/NAEA/102/12 wherein the lower Court dismissed the appeal of the Appellants herein. The relevant facts leading to this appeal as can be garnered from the record of appeal may be stated as hereunder.

The Appellants, upon the ceding of parts of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State to the Republic of Cameroun re-delineated the Bakassi State Constituency to encompass the unceded parts of Bakassi Local Government Area and the Resettlement Areas of Daysprings 1 and 2. That thereafter, the Appellants carried out voter registration and conducted all their elections based on the said re-delineated Bakassi State Constituency.

In 2007, the Cross River State Government enacted Cross River State Law No. 7 which carved out three (3) wards of Ikang in Akpabuyo Local Government Area and ma…

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