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CHIEF GEORGE ADEFEMI OJO & ANOR. v. FATIMAT RAJI RASAKI & ORS.

(2009) JELR 33182 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/EP/REP/24/2008  •  8 Apr 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
SOTONYE DENTON WEST JCA; JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE JCA;

Judgement

SOTONYE DENTON WEST, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The 1st Appellant and the 2nd Respondent were contestants in the April 21st, 2007 election into the Ekiti Centre Federal Constituency 1. The Appellants were the petitioners at the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal held at Ado Ekiti, where they claimed against the Respondents, the following reliefs:-

"Your Petitioners pray that it may be determined that the said Fatimat Raji Rasaki was not duly elected and that her purported election by virtue of an unlawful allocation of 33,315 votes as against that of the 1st Petitioner 18,328 was void and that the 1st Petitioner was elected and ought to have been duly returned OR in the alternative your Petitioners pray for a nullification of the election and a bye election ordered into the seat or House of Representative member for Federal Constituency 1, of Ekiti State."

Parties filed and exchanged pleadings and the Tribunal held on 27th day of Aug…

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