E.O. AYOOLA, JSC.
Delivering the Judgement of the Court
The Respondents in this appeal were the Plaintiffs in the Federal High Court Abuja Division (Adah J.). In the Originating Summons commencing the action, the Plaintiffs asked for the following reliefs:
S.O. UWAIFO, JSC
(Delivering the Lead Judgment):
(Delivering the Judgment by the Court):
This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court below given on 22 May 2007. The Court below had affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court which declined jurisdiction in the matter on the ground that only the Election Tribunal could entertain same.
(Delivering the Leading Judgment)
Delivering the Judgment by the Court
The appellant, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was one of the eight candidates who contested the primaries for nomination as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Rivers State Governorship election scheduled for the 14th day of April, 2007.