INTERPRETATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS - PROPER APPROACH TO INTERPRETATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS  

 

Gbenga Babawibe
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09/09/2019 10:47 am  
"I completely agree with the lower court when they stated the law correctly thus -The provisions of Section 251(3) of the Constitution - 1999 are clear, plain and unambiguous and effect must be given to the ordinary meaning of this constitutional provision. See the case of Chief Gani Fawehinmi v. Inspector-General Of Police & 2 Ors (2002) 5 SC (PT.l) 63 at 80; (2007) 7 NWLR (pt 767) 60 at 680

where Uwaifo, JSC held, on the proper approach to interpretation of Constitutional provisions, that:When the terms are plain and involve no ambiguity there must be given their meaning upon the ordinary and surrounding circumstances."

 

     PER E.EKO,J.S.C IN THE CASE OF SUNDAY GABRIEL EHINDERO V FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ANOR; LER(2018)SC. 137/2014

 


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