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NICHOLAS OLUYEMI & ANOR v. AJEWOLE EDWARD ASAOLU & ORS

(2008) JELR 43868 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/EP/HA/12/2007  •  12 Jun 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA; SONTOYE DENTON-WEST JCA; JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA;

Judgement

O. O.ADEKEYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the judgment of the Ekiti State Governorship and Legislative houses Election Tribunal delivered on the 31st of October 2007. In the considered judgment the Tribunal dismissed the petition med by the Appellants - Nicholas Oluyemi and the Peoples Democratic Party, against the return of the 1st

Respondent, Ajewole Edward Asaolu as the winner of the election into the Ekiti State House of Assembly in the Ekiti South West 1 Constituency.

Being aggrieved by the decision of the lower Tribunal, the Appellant lodged an appeal in this court on the 19th of November 2007. In giving a resume of the background facts of the case, the 1st Appellant and the 1st Respondent contested the election held on the 14th of April 2007 into the Ekiti State House of Assembly. The 1st Appellant contested under the banner of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the 2nd Appellant and the 1st Respondent contested as candidate of the 2nd Respon…

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