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BARR. ENNOCH ETSU KWALI & ANOR v. HON. ISAH EGAH DOBI & ORS

(2008) JELR 47557 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/EP/300/07  •  2 May 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
OYEFUNMILOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA; MARY PETER ODILI JCA; OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOEYE JCA;

Judgement

OYEBISI F. OMOLEYE, J. C. A. (Delivered the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal holden at Abuja, delivered on the 6th day of October, 2007. The petition was in respect of the return of Hon. Isah Egah Dobi, the 1st Respondent as the Member of the National Assembly, House of Representatives representing the Abaji/Gwagwalada/Kwali/Kuje Federal Constituency of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

THE BRIEF BACKGROUND FACTS:

On the 22nd day of May, 2007, the Appellants as Petitioners filed before the trial Tribunal a petition containing eleven paragraphs challenging the election and return of the 1st Respondent as Member representing the Abaji/Gwagwalada/Kwali/Kuje Federal Constituency of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The petition was later amended by an Amended petition of eleven paragraphs on the in day of August, 2007. The grounds of the petition we…

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