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INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) & ORS v. MR. L.G.A. KORSI

(1999) JELR 43827 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/EP/77/99  •  18 Mar 1999  •  Nigeria

Coram
SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR JCA; MICHAEL EYARUOMA AKPIROROH JCA; KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA;

Judgement

AKPIROROH, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading judgment): In this appeal each set of appellants (1st, 2nd and 3rd) respondents and the (4th respondent) appealed against the judgment of the Election Tribunal sitting at Port Harcourt on petition No. LGCET/PH4/98 delivered on 12/2/99.

The petitioner/respondent, Mr. L.G.A. Korsi contested election for the Chairmanship of Khana Local Government Council under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the 4th respondent/appellant, Mr. Nwara Lebari under the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP), Nwidobie under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Owen under the platform of Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ).

At the conclusion of the election the scores were as follows:-

4th Respondent/Appellant............ 49,222

Petitioner/Respondent................. 31,433

Nwidobie.................................... 5,729

Owen........................................ 1,609

Accordingly, the 4th respondent/appellant of the A…

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