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HON. ENGR. BAKO SARAI PEOPLES’DEMOCRATIC PARTY V. INUSA HARUNA ALL NIGERIA PEOPLES’ PARTY INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & 76 ORS.

(2008) JELR 52838 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/NA/27/07  •  27 Mar 2008  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABAALKALI BA’ABA JCA (Presided) AMIRU SANUSI JCA JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA (Read the Lead Judgment)

Judgement

OKORO JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal sittinginKano in petition No. EPT/KNS/HR/27/07 wherein the Tribunal, on 17 September 2007, struck out the petition filed by the petitioners/appellants dated 21 May 2007. The 1st appellant, and 1st respondent were candidates at the National Assembly i.e. House of Representatives Election which took place on 21 April 2007. Whereas, the 1st appellant contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (P.D.P.), the 1st respondent was the candidate of All Nigeria Peoples Party (A.N.P.P.)for the DAWAKIN KUDU/ WARAWA Federal Constituency in Kano State.At the end of the election, the 1st appellant was said to have polled 22, 298 (twenty-two thousand two hundred and ninety-eight) votes cast while the 1st respondent was said to have polled46,600 (forty-six thousand, six hundred) votes. Whereupon, the 3rd respondent declared the 1st respo…

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