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ABDULAZEEZ IDRIS KING & ANOR. V. SULEIMAN ABDUL KOKORI & ORS.

(2008) JELR 33540 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/EP/284/2007  •  29 Apr 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD JCA; OLUFUMILOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA; OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE JCA;

Judgement

RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 21st April, 2007, elections were held throughout the country into the National Assembly. The 1st appellant Abdulazeez Idris King contested under the platform of the 2nd appellant, peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi State. The result of the said election was declared on the 22nd day of April, 2007. The 1st respondent herein, Suleiman Abdul Kokori, who was sponsored by the Action Congress (AC), was declared the winner by the 2nd 3rd and 4th respondents. The appellants were not satisfied with this declaration. They therefore, filed a petition before the Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Lokoja, Kogi State challenging the declaration of the 1st respondent as the winner of the election.

After full trial, the tribunal in its judgment dismissed the petition. The tribunal stated:-

"from the chart herein attached to this judgment, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Part…

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