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LAWAL SANI NA'UMBA & ANOR v. ABUBAKAR AHMED NAHUCHE & ORS

(2008) JELR 46951 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/SHA/18/07  •  15 Jul 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA JCA; JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA;

Judgement

JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.C.A. (Delivered the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment: of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Gusau. Zamfara State in petition No.EPT/ZMS/GS/HA/24/07 delivered on 23rd August, 2007 wherein the Tribunal dismissed the Petition. The 1st appellant and 1st Respondent were candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) Respectively at the 28th April, 2007 general elections into the Bungudu west State Constituency of Zamfara State. Other political parties also sponsored candidates who contested the said election. At the end of the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission and its agents i.e 3rd - 5th Respondents, declared the 1st Respondent the, winner of the election by majority of lawful votes. Not being satisfied with the return of the 1st Respondent at the election, the, Appellants filed notice of appeal dated 3rd September, 2007 on the same dateā€¦

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