The Appellant a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the 1st Respondent a candidate sponsored by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and six other candidates under the Platform of their respective parties, contested in the April 2015 election into the office of the Governor of Benue State. The 1st Respondent was declared the winner of the Election by the 3rd Respondent. Aggrieved by the result of the election, the Appellant challenged same at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal constituted for Benue State on grounds that the 1st Respondent was not qualified/disqualified to contest the election,
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 1st Appellant was the candidate of the 2nd Appellant, Peoples Democratic Party, while the 1st Respondent was the candidate of the 2nd Respondent, All Progressive Congress (APC) in an election into the House of Representatives in respect of the Agege Federal Constituency. At the conclusion of the election, the 1st Respondent was declared the winner by the 3rd Respondent (INEC).