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MAHMUD ALIYU SHINKAFI & ANOR v. ABDULAZEEZ ABUBAKAR YARI & ORS

(2016) JELR 37202 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.907/2015  •  8 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC;

Judgement

JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto, in Appeal No. EPT/CA/S/GOV/005/2015 delivered on 12th November, 2015 wherein the Court below dismissed the Appellants' appeal against the judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal that earlier dismissed the Appellants' Petition in a judgment delivered on 17th September 2015. A synopsis of the facts giving birth to this appeal will suffice.

The 1st Appellant herein contested in the Gubernatorial Elections of 11th April, 2015 as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party the 2nd Appellant, to the office of the Governor of Zamfara State. The 1st Respondent also participated in the same elections as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress - the 2nd Respondent. The said election was conducted by the 3rd Respondent, as I said, on 11th April, 2015. At the end of the polls and collation of results, the 3rd Respondent declared the 1st Respondent t…

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