TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is the Judgment in respect of the appeal against the Ruling of the Governorship Election Tribunal holden at Benin City dated 27th September 2012.
The Appellant who was one of the Respondents at the lower tribunal had applied for the dismissal/striking out of the petition on diverse grounds:
In its Ruling, the Tribunal struck out paragraphs of the petition as well as paragraph 30 (1) and (2) of the petition.
Against the said Ruling, the Appellant appealed to this court as per his Notice of Appeal filed on 3/10/2012.
The Notice of Appeal contains one sole ground of appeal which reads (shorn of the particulars):
"The lower Tribunal erred in law in its failure to strike out and/or dismiss the entire petition having struck out Reliefs 30(i) and 30(ii) and paragraphs 12(iv), 13(i), 13(ii), 23, 24 and 25 of the Petition."
After transmission of record of appeal to this court, the Appellant filed brief of argument on 15/10/…