Election result

On whether a returning officer can review or cancel results after declaration of same

Umar v. Labo [2013] 4 NWLR (Pt. 1345) 496 at 531, paras. A-B, per Orji-Abadua, JCA:

“…it is the law that once a returning officer made a declaration of the scores of the parties and returned a candidate based on that declaration, his decision is final and cannot be reviewed even by him, but, by the tribunal or by this court. The [Electoral] Act does not confer on him any other powers, be it power of cancellation”.
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