PRIMARY ELECTION – JURISDICTION OF HIGH COURT TO ENTERTAIN A DISPUTE ARISING FROM THE CONDUCT OF PRIMARY ELECTION
“Section 87 (9) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provides:-
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act or rules of a political party, an aspirant who complains that any of the provisions of this Act and the guidelines of a political party has not been complied with in the selection or nomination of a candidate of a political party for election, may apply to the Federal High Court or the High Court of a State or Federal Capital Territory, for redress.
The above provision is very clear and ambiguous. By the very words of this enactment, any aggrieved candidate who took part in the primary election of a political party is entitled to apply to the Federal High Court or the High Court of a State or of the Federal Capital Territory for redress.” PER J. I. OKORO, J.S.C., in
Joseph Hemen Boko V Hon. Benjamin B. Nungwa & Ors
LER SC. 732/2016
APPEAL NO: SC. 732/2016 https://legalpediaonline.com/joseph-hemen-boko-v-hon-benjamin-b-nungwa-ors/