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LAWAN MOHAMMED NEKA & ANOR v. JOSEPH ALBASU KUNINI & ORS

(2015) JELR 33351 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/EPT/TRS/SHA/114/2015  •  21 Dec 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI JCA;

Judgement

JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 11th April, 2015, elections were held into the State Houses of Assembly in the various States simultaneously with election into the offices of Governors of the various States in Nigeria. In Taraba State, just like in the other States, the story was no different. Residents of the State excitedly and in a generally organized fashion, queued up to cast their votes for their preferred candidates to occupy the many House of Assembly seats in the various constituencies of the State. One of those seats contested for was the Lau State Constituency. Both the 1st Appellant and the 1st Respondent were candidates in the election and contested for the seat of Member representing Lau Constituency of the House of Assembly of Taraba State. Whereas the 1st Appellant contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (2nd Respondent herein), the 1st Respondent contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (4th Respo…

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