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MR. LYON DAVID PEREWORINIMI v. SENATOR HEINEKEN LOKPOBIRI & ORS

(2020) JELR 87203 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/575/2019  •  11 Jan 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA CORDELIA IFEOMA JOMBO-OFO JCA ABUBAKAR MUAZU LAMIDO JCA

Judgement

ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Judgment of the Federal High Court holden at Yenagoa Bayelsa State delivered on the 14th day of November, 2019 in Suit No FHC/YNG/CS/100/2019 commenced by the 1st Respondent through the originating summons filed on 18/9/19 with the supporting affidavit and documents for declaratory and injunctive reliefs as on pages 163-1252 of Vol. 1 of the Record of proceedings. In the judgment now on appeal, the lower Court had nullified the entire primary election of the 2nd Respondent held on 4th September, 2019 in Bayelsa State.

The Appellant and the 1st Respondent are members of the 2nd Respondent a political party, the All Progressive Congress, and it is mutually accepted by parties in this appeal that the appellant and the 1st Respondent contested the Governorship primary election conducted by the 2nd Respondent on 4th September, 2019 to nominate its candidate for the 2019 election to the office of gover…

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