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CHIEF REAGAN UFOMBA v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS

(2017) JELR 38193 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.751/2016  •  7 Apr 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JSC;

Judgement

CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant commenced this action by an originating summons at the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State on the 27th January, 2015. He sought for the determination of the following questions:-

(i) Whether the 2015 Governorship Primaries Election in Abia State conducted on the 8th of December, 2014 at Colping Centre, Umuahia under the supervision of Chief Chris Uche, the Deputy National Chairman, South of the 2nd Defendant is valid, the Notional Chairman of the 2nd Defendant having been restrained by an order of Court.

(ii) Whether the 1st Defendant is bound to recognize and publish the name of the Plaintiff who scored the highest number of votes at the 2015 Governorship Primaries Election conducted on the 8th of December, 2014 under the supervision of Chief Christ Uche, the Deputy National Chairman, South of the 2nd Defendant, the National Chairman of the 2nd Defendant having been restrained by an order of Court.

(iii) Wh…

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