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ALHAJI ISA NOEKOER v. EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE & ORS

(2018) JELR 39286 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.562/2015  •  20 Apr 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

AMIRU SANUSI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant herein, lodged this appeal against the judgment of Jos division of the Court of Appeal ["the Lower Court" or "Court below"] delivered on the 9th day of December, 2014 which had earlier affirmed the judgment of the High Court of justice, Plateau State [the trial Court] delivered on 20th of May, 2013.

The Kwalla District of Qua'an Pan local government of Plateau State, as at the time material to this case, had six villages each having a village head as its traditional head/leader. Each of the six village heads was by law eligible to contest the stool of the district head of Kwalla district in the event of having a vacancy of the stool.

On the 16th of May, 2001, the appellant, who was the village Head of Shangfu, contested for the stool of District Head of Kwalla following a vacancy of that stool along with one Michael Lapang who was the village head of Chun village. The appellant was declared winner having scored 3 voteā€¦

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