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JAZULI USMAN v. DANLADI ISA KADEMI & ANOR

(1999) JELR 43901 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/EPLG/27/99  •  17 Mar 1999  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND JCA; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JCA; PATRICK IBE AMAIZU JCA;

Judgement

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): There was a nationwide chairmanship election into the Local Governments held on 5/12/98. Gaya Local Government Council of Kano State was held on the same date. That Gaya Local Government has 157 units. After the result was collated and counted. The 1st respondent, Mallam Danladi Isa Kadomi, polled a total sum of 10,413 whilst the appellant was credited with 10,739 votes. Consequently the appellant was declared winner.

Aggrieved by the return of the appellant as the elected Chairman of Gaya Local Government Council by the 2nd respondent, Mallam Danladi Isa Kadomi, filed an election petition at the Local Government Election Tribunal holden at Kano. The appellant, who was the respondent at the tribunal, lost and the respondent herein was held to be the winner. The appellant and the 1st respondent at the tribunal contested under the platforms of All Peoples Party and Peoples Democratic Party respectively.

Election petition was …

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