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SULAIMAN USMAN & ANOR v. ALHAJI AHMAD MUHAMMAD MACCIDO & ORS

(2009) JELR 33167 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EP/NA/70/07  •  28 May 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA' ABA JCA; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the National Assembly, Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal, sitting at Sokoto, Sokoto State, (hereafter called the Tribunal) dated 26th October, 2007. The Tribunal dismissed the Appellants' petition. It held that the same lacked merit, and the return of the 1st Respondent was affirmed. The Appellants as Petitioners on 21st May, 2007 presented a petition before the Tribunal challenging the return of the 1st Respondent by the 3rd - 5th Respondents as the duly elected Senator in the National Assembly, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District in the elections held on 21st April, 2007 on the platform of the 2nd Respondent. (Pages 1 - 7 of the record) The 1st Respondent was declared the winner of the said election with a total of 193,296 votes while a score of 40,118 votes was returned for the 1st Appellant as the candidate with the next highest votes …

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