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DR. CHRISTOPHER OGBONNAYA ONU & ANOR v. CHIEF MARTIN ELECHI NWANCHO & ORS

(2008) JELR 33063 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/EPT/11/08  •  11 Jul 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA; ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA JCA; JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; ADAMU JAURO JCA;

Judgement

ADAMU JAURO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The gubernatorial elections were conducted nationwide, Ebonyi State inclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, the 14th day of April, 2007. The 1st Appellant contested the said election for the Governorship of Ebonyi State, under the platform of the 2nd Appellant, All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). The 1st respondent on the other hand, vied for the same office under the platform of the 2nd respondent, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Independent National Electoral Commission (hereinafter simply referred to as "INEC") the 3rd respondent and its agents who are the remaining other respondents namely 4th to 3714th respondents, conducted the said election. The 1st appellant and the 1st respondent contested the said election along with 13 other candidates fielded by other political parties that participated in the said election.

Upon the conclusion of the election, the 1st respondent was declared an…

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