AGBO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The petitioner and the 1st respondent were candidates in the presidential election which was held on 21st April, 2007. The 2nd respondent was the running mate of the 1st respondent. The 3rd respondent was the body statutorily vested with the power and authority to conduct presidential election in Nigeria while the 4th respondent was the returning officer who declared the result of the election. The 5th respondent was the political party that sponsored the 1st and 2nd respondents for the election. After the declaration of the result of the election by the 4th respondent who declared the 1st respondent as having won the election, the petitioner, being dissatisfied with the result, filed this petition.
Upon service on the respondents of the petition, the 1st and 2nd respondents on 3rd August, 2007 filed a motion praying this court as follows:
1. An Order of this Honourable Court dismissing and/or striking out this petition.
AND FOR SUCH FURTHER…