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HAJIYA JUMMAI JAFARU & ANOR V. MOHAMMED USMAN & ORS

(2008) JELR 33533 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/EP/214/07  •  7 Feb 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA; MARY U. PETER-ODILI JCA; OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE JCA;

Judgement

MARY U. PETER-ODILI, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Niger State Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal delivered on 11th day of July 2007. The petition was in respect of the return of one Mohammed Usman (the 1st Respondent) as the House of Assembly member representing Chanchaga constituency in the Niger House of Assembly. The Appellants as petitioners filed an 8 paragraph petition while the 1st and 2nd Respondents filed a 6 paragraph reply to the petition. The Tribunal in a considered judgment dismissed the petition and the Appellants being dissatisfied have appealed to the Court of Appeal.

FACTS BRIEFLY STATED

On the 23rd of April 2007 the Appellants as petitioners before the Tribunal filed an 8 paragraph petition challenging the election and return of the 1st Respondent as member representing Chanchaga Constituency in the Niger State House of Assembly. The ground of the petition was that as at 14/4/2007 …

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