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RIMAMNDE BITRUS NUHU v. SENATOR EMMANUEL BWACHA & ORS

(2016) JELR 41353 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/105/2015  •  29 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):This appeal is against the Ruling delivered at the Federal High Court, Jalingo in the Taraba Judicial Division on the 13th September, 2015 in Suit No. FHC/TAR/M/24/2015.

The Appellant as plaintiff instituted action at the Federal High Court, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by way of the Originating Summons dated and filed on the 31st December, 2014 wherein he sought for the determination of the sole question, that is:

''Whether the 2nd defendant for the purpose of selecting its candidates for the Senate Primary Election for Taraba South Senatorial District in Taraba State for the 2015 general election can adopt a procedure other than that provided in 2nd defendants Electoral guideline for Primary Elections 2014 the 2nd defendants Constitution 2012 (as amended) and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).''

As a consequence the plaintiff (Appellant) sought all the reliefs covered the Originating Summons as follows:

WHEREOF t…

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