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AHMED SAKA V. MR. PELUMI ADEBOIYE & ANOR

(2009) JELR 33169 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/EPT/HA/30/2008  •  1 Jun 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISTIFANUS THOMAS JCA; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA;

Judgement

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the Appellant who was the Petitioner at the Governorship/National Assembly and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal, Ogun State, sitting at Abeokuta, in Petition No. EPT/OG/HA/36/2007, against the Ruling of the Tribunal Coram: Honourable Justices H. M. Tsammani, B. H. Ismail, C. U. Ukpe, U. M. Sodiq and C. O. Onyeabo, delivered on the 3rd day of November, 2007 on a preliminary objection brought by the 1st Respondent. The facts leading up this Appeal are briefly set out as follows:-

"Elections were held throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 14th April, 2007 into the state Legislative Houses of Assembly. The Petitioner/appellant contested the election on the platform of Action Congress (AC) into the Ogun State House of assembly for Remo North Constituency and at the end of the election, the 1st Respondent was declared winner of the election by the 2nd Respondent, the Independent National…

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