OMAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The verdict of the Senatorial election which took place on 20th February, 1999 in the Zamfara West Senatorial District as declared by the 2nd Respondent in this appeal is as follows:-
"The 1st Respondent; 62,997 votes Appellant 62,044 votes the 1st Respondent was declared the winner, and the 2nd Respondent declared the 1st Respondent duly elected the Senator for Zamfara West.
The Petitioner, the appellant in this appeal was dissatisfied with the declaration made by the 2nd Respondent; and went to the Election Tribunal."
He filed a petition dated 12th March, 1999 before the National Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Guria Zamfara State of Nigeria. In the petition the petitioner averred the following which I have summarised as heads of complaint as follows:-
(a) That the 1st Respondent was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the said election.
(b) That the said election is voided and invalid by reason of corrupt prac…