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SONNY E. OSSOM v. NSEOBONG WILLIE OSOM & ANOR

(1993) JELR 41535 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/21/92  •  19 Apr 1993  •  Nigeria

Coram
UMARU ABDULLAHI JCA; SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWMFO JCA; SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN JCA;

Judgement

ABDULLAHI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): By originating summons, the 1st respondent as plaintiff instituted an action in the High Court of Akwa Ibom State at Uyo against four defendants namely; (1) The National Republican Convention; (2) Dr. Lambert Udo (Chairman, National Republican Convention, Akwa-Ibom State) (3) Sonny E. Osom (The present appellant); (4) National Electoral Commission praying for seven reliefs, which read as follows:-

"1. A declaration that the plaintiff was duly nominated in the 6th November, 1991 chairmanship primaries conducted by the 1st defendant in Ekpe Atai Local Government Area.

2. A declaration that the plaintiff is the rightful candidate to be put forward by the 1st defendantto the 1st defendant's Ekpe Atai Local Government congress for ratification and to contest the 23rd November, 1991 chairmanship election in Ekpe Atai on the 1st defendant's platform.

3. An injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants from sponsoring or putting forward…

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