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(2022) JELR 109952 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/LAG/CV/742/2022  •  10 Oct 2022  •  Nigeria

Abubakar Sadiq Umar JCA Abdullahi Mahmud Bayero JCA Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo JCA


MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant, Mr. Oluwatosin Onamade, a member of the All Progressives Congress (1st Respondent) in Ward D2, Ikorodu Constituency II, contested the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency II primary election of the 3rd Respondent held on 27th May, 2022. He and other aspirants lost the primary election to the 3rd Respondent, Mr. Abiodun Moshood Aro. In order to ventilate his grievances with the primary election conducted by his party with the 3rd Respondent as an aspirant, he commenced an action at the Federal High Court, Lagos, vide an Originating Summons filed on 5th July, 2022. In the Summons, the Appellant, as Plaintiff, seeks reliefs against the Respondents, as Defendants, as follows: 

1. A DECLARATION that the 1st Respondent did not conduct any valid and lawful primary election in Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikorodu Constituency II.

2. A DECLARATION that the 3rd Respondent's status as a member of…

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