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PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS

(2014) JELR 36386 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.480/2014  •  22 Sep 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JSC JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC

Judgement

JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, sitting at Enugu delivered on the 26th day of July, 2014 wherein the court dismissed the appeal of the appellant. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Election Tribunal that the gubernatorial election in Anambra State on the 16th, 17th and 30th November, 2013 was held in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and affirmed that the 25th Respondent was the winner of the election. Let me briefly state the facts leading to this appeal.

The 1st respondent herein, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gave notice of election for the office of the Governor of Anambra state scheduled to take place on 16th November, 2013. The election was duly conducted as scheduled, save in Obosi Ward in Idemili North Local Government Area where the election was conducted on 17th November, 2013. Also, in 216 out of the 4,6…

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