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DR. ASOGU OHAKA V. MR. CHUKWUDI MAYOR EZE & ORS.

(2008) JELR 37372 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/EPT/547/2007  •  10 Dec 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; EJEMBI EKO JCA;

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the ruling on the 25th day of September, 2007 by the National Assembly Election Tribunal, Imo State (hereinafter called the Tribunal) holden at Owerri, Imo State. By the said ruling the Tribunal dismissed the petition filed before it by the Appellant.

The Appellant, as the petitioner, filed the said petition challenging the return of the 1st Respondent as the person duly elected to represent Orlu, Oru East and Orsu Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives of the National Assembly during the election conducted by the 3rd -11th Respondents on 21st April, 2007. The 2nd Respondent is the political party that sponsored the 1st Respondent in the said election.

On the 21st May 2007 the Appellant, as the petitioner, filed his petition at the Tribunal. The 3rd - 11th Respondents were served the petition on 18th June, 2007. The petition was served on the 2nd Respondent on 2nd July, 2007 while the 1s…

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