The 1st Appellant as a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party- the 2nd Appellant, along with other candidates including the 1st Respondent, a candidate of the 2nd Respondent, the All Progressive Congress, contested in the gubernatorial elections of 11th April 2015 to the office of the Governor of Zamfara State. At the end of the election, the 3rd Respondent declared the 1st Respondent the winner and returned him as the duly elected Governor of Zamfara State. Unhappy with the return of the 1st Respondent as Governor of Zamfara State, the Appellants filed a petition
The Appellants contended that the 2nd Respondent conducted its Primaries for the House of Representative without giving the 3rd Respondent a fresh notice as required by section 85(1) of the Electoral Act after rescheduling the date for the primaries and sought reliefs
The Appellant as Petitioners before the Governorship Election Tribunal, Owerri had their petition dismissed for being abandoned by reason of non-valid application for issuance of pre-trial forms in line with paragraph 18 of the 1st Schedule to the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).