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SA'IDU ABDULLAHI RINI & ANOR v. BELLO MOH'D MATAWALEN MARADUN & ORS.

(2008) JELR 33189 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/NA/16/07  •  31 Mar 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA JCA; AMIRU SANUSI JCA; JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA;

Judgement

AMIRU SANUSI, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Governorships and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, Zamfara State ("the Tribunal" for short) delivered on the 21st day of May, 2007. The 1st Appellant herein was sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (2nd Appellant)" a political Party duly registered by the 3rd Respondent (INEC) to contest election held on the 21st April, 2007 as a member House of Representative representing Maradun/Bakura Federal constituency. The first respondent herein also contested the same position at the said election having been nominated by his party the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) which is the 2nd Respondent herein.

After the conduct of the election by the 3rd Respondent (hereinafter referred to simply as INEC), the 1st respondent, was declared winner of the said election and was accordingly returned by INEC and its Returning Officer of Maradun/Bakura Federal constituency. The two appellants we…

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