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PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY v. ALEX OTTI & ORS

(2016) JELR 41583 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.19/2016(REASONS)  •  26 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC;

Judgement

SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.S.C. :?(Delivering the leading Judgment) After hearing this appeal on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, this Court allowed it and promised to advance its reasons on Monday, 26th February 2016, that is today. Here are my reasons:

The facts and circumstances of this appeal and those of SC.18/2016 just disposed of today and of the other appeals No SC.22/2016 are the same. It would be needless to repeat the same set of facts which clearly emanated from the events of the Governorship Election conducted in Abia State on 11th and 25th April, 2015. It would suffice to adopt the sequence of events set outabout in SC.18/2016.

I may only emphasize the fact that the 3rd Respondent who was sponsored by the Appellant herein had his appeal allowed in SC.18/2016. The Appellant herein is equally not satisfied with the decision of the Court of Appeal and therefore lodged this appeal filing its Notice of Appeal on 8th January, 2016 containing 17 Grounds of Appeal complaining essentially o…

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