ELECTION MATTERS – A SLIGHT INFRACTION OF THE RULES IN ELECTORAL MATTERS UNLIKE CIVIL ACTIONS IS FATAL TO THE PROCEEDING  

 

JBA
 JBA
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10/10/2019 1:07 pm  
“In a purely civil matter, the filing of a process a day after the period prescribed for the filing can be regularised on the application of the defaulting party. But in election matters, even a slight infraction of the rules, particularly those relating to time, can be fatal to the process filed. See Benson v. Allison (1955-56) WRNLR 58, Emerue v. Nkerenwen (1966) 1 AN NLR 63, Ige v. Olunloyo (1984) 1 SCNLR 158. An election petition is a proceeding sui generis. See Buhari v. Yusuf (2003) 6 SC (Pt. 11) 156.
 
 
PER N.S. NGWUTA, J.S.C in General Bello Sarkin Yaki (Rtd) & Anor V. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu & 2 Ors  [November, 2015]  LER[2015]SC:722/2015 https://legalpediaonline.com/general-bello-sarkin-yaki-rtd-anor-v-senator-abubakar-atiku-bagudu-2-ors/

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