• Jurisprudence of Election Petitions by the Nigerian Court of Appeal. Jurisprudence of Election Petitions

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Dr. Wahab O. Egbewole is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is a doctorate degree holder of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. While his primary area of interest is in Electoral Law, Dr. Egbewole has carried out researches into many areas of Jurisprudence, International Law and Human Rights)


Elections results in Nigeria are subject of disputes & disagreement sometimes leading to violence. The Nigerian Constitution 1999 before the amendment placed the Court of Appeal in the unique position of resolving electoral disputes through the instrumentality of election petition, having original jurisdiction in Presidential election petition and serving as the court of last resort in others.The book examines the jurisprudence of the resolution of the disputes concluding that the judiciary cannot be insulated from the politics of its environment & recommends that electoral disputes must be resolved timeously in order to serve its purpose

MATERIAS: elections, Petitions, Court of Appeals, Jurisprudence