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PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY v. IBRAHIM T. EL-SUDI & ORS

(2015) JELR 41582 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/EPT/TRS/HR/102/2015(CONSOLIDATED)  •  11 Dec 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU T. HUSAINI, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): The Independent National Electoral Commission, the 3rd Respondent is the body with the statutory responsibility to conduct Elections in Nigeria. On the 28th March, 2015 the 3rd respondent conducted elections into the National Assembly for Gashaka, Kurmi and Sardauna Federal Constituency. The 4th Respondent was a candidate in that Election having been sponsored by the Appellant, in the said Election. The 1st respondent was sponsored by the 2nd respondent in the said election. Two other candidates participated in the election in the person of Denbe Musa Tamnyi, sponsored by the Labour Party and Musa Usman who contested the Election on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. At the conclusion of the exercise, the 4th respondent was declared and returned by the 3rd respondent as the winner of the said Election having polled a total of 37,167 votes.

The 1st and 2nd respondents dissatisfied with the declaration of the 4th res…

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