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OZOR OCHIAGHA UGOCHUKWU v. OKECHUKWU SIMON NWOKE & ANOR

(2010) JELR 47505 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/EPT/5A/2007 (CON)  •  8 Jul 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMIRU SANUSI JCA; MOHAMMED LADAN-TSAMIYA JCA; AYOBODE O. LOKULO-SODIPE JCA;

Judgement

AMIRU SANUSI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By way of motion on Notice dated 3rd March, 2009 filed on 5th March, 2009, the appellant herein applied for the consolidation of his appeal No.CA/E/EPT/5/2007 and the appeal filed by the 1st respondent herein No. CA/E/EPT/5A/2007 which said appeals hereinafter referred to as 1st and 2nd appeal respectively emanated from the Rulings of the National Assembly/Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal sitting at Enugu, Enugu State, ('the tribunal' for short) delivered on 14th of August, 2007 in Petition No. NAGL/EPTEN/SH/103/2007. As all the parties were not opposed to the application for consolidation, this court on 19th March, 2009 consolidated the two appeals before hearing them on 24th of May, 2010.

This judgment is therefore in relation to the two appeals. The two appeals will therefore be considered in the reverse way they were argued before us but before doing so I see the need to give a brief facts that gave rise to…

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