CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO V. ALHAJI SHEHU SHAGARI & ORS
CITATION: (1979) LPELR-SC.62/1979
   
new OTHER CITATIONS:
1 (1979) All N.L.R 120
2 Awolowo v. Shagari (1979) 6-9 S.C. 37
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Nigerian Coat of Arms
In The Supreme Court of Nigeria
On Wednesday, the 26th day of September, 1979
Suit No: SC.62/1979
 
 Between
CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO Appelants
 
 And
1.ALHAJI SHEHU SHAGARI
2.ALHAJI AHMADU KURFI (The Chief Electoral officer of the Federation)
3. F.L.O. Menkiti (The Returning officer, Presidential Election)
Respondents
 
SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT 

This is a matter of an Election petition where the Court was called upon to interprete Section 34 A (i) (ii) of Electoral Decree No 73 of 1977.The Appellant contested the declaration of the first Respondent as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the grounds that Section 34 A(i)(c)(ii) of the Electoral Decree had not been satisfied (i.e) (two thirds of all the states of the federation). The Election Tribunal dismissed the Appellant's claims, affirming the Election of the first Respondent. The Appellant appealed. This Court (Supreme Court) affirmed the decision of the tribunal and dismissed this appeal.

   
Appearances
 
O. K. Ajayi, S.A.N. with him A. A. Adesanya, B. Omoruwa, A. Adebanjo, O. Ajayi, P. I. Ijewere, A. O. Sogbesan, M. O. Awoniyi,
J. Y. Odebela, S. Eghbobahiem, A. A. Ajibulu, S. A. Ehiwario, T. Ayanlaja, Y. Adefula, A. Soyode (Mrs), E. E. Osifo, O. Odunowo,
T. Adesanya,O. Ayandipo, A. Aka-Bashorun, M. A. Omisade, A. Akinboro, o. N. Rewane, C. Okwesa, A. Ogunsola (Miss)
For the Appelants
 
R. Akinjide, S.A.N. with him W. Odje, S.A.N., G. Alatishe, E. C. Osamor, A. Aina, H. Kusamotu, F. Okunnu, T. Oyagbola, T. Coker,
O. Awotesu, A. Fayokun, A. Adeoti, for the 1st Respondent.S. S. A. Ojomo (Assistant Director of Litigation, Federal Ministry of Justice)
and Mrs S. R. A. Osijo
For the Respondents