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ALHAJA AYO OMIDIRAN V. ETTEH PATRICIA OLUBUNMI & 343 ORS

(2010) JELR 33763 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/EPT/NA/95/08  •  22 Mar 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT M.O. KEKERE-EKUN JCA; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA;

Judgement

KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JCA(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the rulings and judgment of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal holden at Osogbo (hereinafter referred to as the Tribunal) delivered on 17th January 2008, 3rd March 2008, 31st March 2008 and 31st May 2008 respectively.

On 21st April 2007 elections were held into the Federal House of Representatives for the Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency of Osun State. The appellant contested the election on the platform of the Action Congress (AC) while the 1st respondent contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At the conclusion of the election, the 3rd and 4th respondents returned the 1st respondent as the winner. The appellant was dissatisfied with the return of the 1st respondent and filed a petition before the Tribunal, which was subsequently amended by order of court, challenging the said return on the ground, inter alia, t…

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