M. B. DONGBAN-MENSEM, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The facts which gave rise to this appeal are as stated @ page 2 of the Appellants brief as follows:-
This is on appeal against the Ruling of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Makurdi delivered on the 8th day of December, 2011.
The Appellant herein was the 1st Respondent at the trial Tribunal. The 1st and 2nd Respondents in this appeal ore the Petitioners of the trial Tribunal. The 3rd Respondent herein is the 2nd Respondent of the lower Court while the 4th, 5th and 6th Respondent herein are the 4th, 5th and 6th Respondents respectively of the lower Court. The parties to this appeal will be referred to in this brief as designated in the heading of this brief of argument.
On 26th day of April, 2011 the 4th Respondent conducted Governorship Election in Benue State and other States in Nigeria. The Appellant was sponsored by the 3rd Respondent as its Governorship candidate while the 2nd Respondent sponsored the 1st …