OBADINA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the National Assembly, Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, sitting at Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, contained in its ruling, delivered on the 9th day of June, 2003, in petition No. NAS/KPT/KBS/06/03, striking out the petition. The appellants were the petitioners at the tribunal, while the respondents were the respondents.
The facts leading to this appeal are briefly as follows:-
On the 12th of April, 2003, the 5th respondent conducted election, into, amongst others, the House of Representatives for Arewa and Dandi Federal Constituency of Kebbi State. The 1st appellant contested the election under the platform of the 2nd appellant; while the 1st respondent also contested the election under the platform of the 2nd respondent. The 3rd and 4th respondents were officers and agents of the 5th respondent empowered by law to conduct the elections.
At the conclusion of the election, the…