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SIR FRIDAY NWANOZIE NWOSU v. DR. SAMPSON UCHECHUKWU OGAH & ORS

(2016) JELR 36811 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/390B/2016  •  18 Aug 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA JCA; PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU TANKO HUSAIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):

This appeal is one of the several appeals emerging from the Judgment delivered at Federal high Court Holden in Abuja on the 27th June, 2015 in Suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/71/2016 between DR. SAMPSON UCHECHUKWU OGAH V. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) and 3 ORS. Coram: Hon. Justice O. E Abang.

The 2nd respondent, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on the 8th December, 2014 organized and supervised the conduct of the PDP Primaries, the purpose of which was to elect the candidate for the Gubernatorial Elections for Abia State which was conducted on the 11th April, 2015. Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who participated in the primaries as contestants include Sir Friday Nwanozie Nwosu, the appellant, Dr. Sampson Uchechukwu Ogah, the 1st respondent, and DR. Kezie Victor Ikpeazu, the 3rd respondent among others.

The 1st respondent had cause to raise issues generally relating to the conduct of the primaries and in particular t…

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