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INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS V. ALI BALA & ORS

(2009) JELR 33180 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/EP/HA/31A/2008  •  16 Jul 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; UZO NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This instant appeal is against the judgment of the Plateau State Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal which was delivered on 4th December, 2007 in Petition No. PL/L/HEPT/6/2007.

The 1st and 2nd Respondents were the two petitioners in the petition in question. The 1st - 3rd Appellants and the 3rd Respondent in this appeal were the 1st - 4th Respondents in the said petition respectively. The five reliefs prayed for by the Petitioners in the petition are to the following effect:

(a) It is determined that the 1st Petitioner though validly nominated but was unlawfully excluded by the 1st Respondent.

(b) It be determined that the election or return of the 4th Respondent, made by the 2nd Respondent on the 17th April, 2007 in the election of 14th April, 2007, for the Dengi Constituency, be nullified.

(c) It be determined that the said WOKDUNG ADAMU ABBAS (4th Respondent), was not duly elected or returned …

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