CAN VIOLENCE AND LACK OF MATERIALS CAUSE NULLIFICATION OF ELECTION IN NIGERIA. First of all, any election in any part of Nigeria can be nullified by an appropriate tribunal/court. Generally, an election will be nullified by a tribunal/court, where there is clear, positive, credible and over-whelming evidence that shows that election was not substantially conducted in accordance with the Electoral Act and that the non-compliance, substantially affected the result of the election. So, until you convince a tribunal/court that there was a SUBSTANTIAL NON-COMPLIANCE in conduct of an election contrary to the Electoral Act and that it also affected election result, an election will not be nullified. Consequently, VIOLENCE and LACK OF ELECTORAL MATERIALS will cause nullification of election where it can be proved that are SUBSTANTIAL NON-COMPLIANCE with the Electoral Act and that they SUBSTANTIALLY affected the final result of an election. My authorities are sections 138, 139, 140 and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010. Also, the decision of the Supreme Court in BUHARI V. OBASANJO (2003) 17 NWLR (Pt.850) 510 and the decision of Court of Appeal in the case of OKAFOR OKOREAFFIA & ANOR. v. HON. AGWU U. AGWU & ANOR. (2010) LPELR-4708(CA) #SabiElectionLaws # DailyLawTips #SabiLaw #LearnNigerianLaws Feel free to reach the author, ask questions or make inquiries on this topic or any other via [email protected] or [email protected] or +2348037665878. NOTE: Sharing or modifying or publishing this publication without giving credit to Onyekachi Umah, Esq. and “” is a criminal breach of copyright and will be prosecuted. Please share this publication till it gets to those that need it most. Save a Nigerian today! To receive our Daily Law Tips for free follow our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube via “@LearnNigerianLaws”. This publication is the writer’s view not a legal advice and does not create any form of relationship. You may reach the writer for more information. Powered by]]>

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