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PRINCE OLAGUNSOYE OYINLOLA v. CHIEF (ENGR.) ADEBAYO DAYO & ORS

(2013) JELR 35541 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/84/2013  •  6 Nov 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMIRU SANUSI JCA; JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH TINE TUR, JCA (Delivering The Leading Judgment): Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola is the appellant in this appeal, Chief (Engineer) Adebayo Dayo is the 1st Respondent while Alhaji Semiu Sodipo is the 2nd Respondent. The Peoples Democratic Party is the 3rd Respondent and the 4th Respondent is the Independent National Electoral Commission. The 1st and 2nd Respondents took out an Originating Summons. "For and on behalf of the officers of the Ogun State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party" before the Federal High Court Abuja on 13th day of August, 2012 in Suit No.FHC/ABJ/504/2012 in which the 1st respondent was described as the Chairman and 2nd respondent, the Secretary of the Ogun State Executive Committee of the Party, a political party registered under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 by the 4th respondent. The 1st and 2nd respondents sought in the Court below the determination of the following questions, namely:

"1. Whether the candidacy of th…

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