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HON. SANI SHA'ABAN & ANOR. V. ALHAJI NAMADI SAMBO & ORS.

(2009) JELR 36977 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/GOV/58/2007  •  6 Mar 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; ABDU ABOKI JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; HUSSEINI MUKHTAR JCA; UZO NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA;

Judgement

AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Results of the governorship election for Kaduna State were declared on the 15th day of April, 2007 and Alhaji Namadi Sambo of the People Democratic Party (PDP) was returned as the winner of the election. Alhaji Namadi Sambo is the 1st Respondent in this appeal. The election was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the 2nd Respondent herein, while the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kaduna State, who was the Returning Officer for the State announced the results, returned and declared the 1st Respondent as the elected Governor of Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commission is the 3rd Respondent herein.

Hon. Sani M. Sha'aban and Joel Kwassau Giwa contested the same election as Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates respectively on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). They are the 1st and 2nd Appellants respectively herein.

The Appellants were aggrieved by the resul…

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