MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, J.S.C, CFR (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure delivered on 1st day of July, 2013 which court affirmed the decision of the Tribunal which dismissed the petition of the Appellants.
Dissatisfied with the decision of the Court of appeal, the Appellants have come before the Supreme Court on appeal.
FACTS BRIEFLY STATED:
On the 20th day of October, 2012 the 3rd Respondent conducted the Governorship Election at which election the 1st Appellant was the candidate of the 2nd Appellant (PDP) while the 1st Respondent was the candidate sponsored by the 2nd Respondent, Labour Party (LP). Eleven other political parties fielded candidates also at the said election. At the end of the election, the 1st Respondent was declared winner with the highest number of votes of 260,197 votes as against the 1st Appellant who was declared second with a total of 155,196 votes.
The 1st Respondent having scored the…