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INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & Ors v. BARRISTER CELESTINE O. EJEZIE & Ors

(2010) JELR 33061 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/EPT/43/2008 (CON.)  •  7 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMIRU SANUSI JCA; MOHAMMED LADAN-TSAMIYA JCA; AYOBODE O. LOKULO-SODIPE JCA;

Judgement

AYOBODE LOKULO-SODIPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment delivered on the 25th February, 2008 by the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal II, holden at Awka, Anambra State, in PETITION NO: EPT/AN/SAB47/07 - BARRISTER CELESTINE O. EJEZIE and ANOR V. CHIEF SIMEON OHAJIANYA and 13 ORS. The 1st Petitioner and the political party (ANPP) on whose platform he contested the election into the Anambra State House of Assembly on 14/4/2007, jointly presented the Petition challenging the return of the 1st Respondent therein - Chief Simeon Ohajianya as the winner of the election in question. The political party on whose platform the 1st Respondent contested the election is the 2nd Respondent in the Petition. The other Respondents in the Petition are INEC sued as the 3rd Respondent, and some INEC officials involved in the conduct of the election and who were sued as 4th - 14th Respondents. The Governorship and Legislative Houses Tribunal I…

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