And so by his judgment quoted above, the learned trial Judge repeated the same position. While the learned trial Judge did not cite any case in his Abuja Federal High Court Ruling, he did so in his judgment as chairman of the Tribunal. And that case is Komolafe v. Omole (supra). And so he perfected his legal argument on the issue that INEC has no power to foist on a party a candidate.
— Niki Tobi, JCA. Nnamdi Eriobuna & Ors. V. Ikechukwu Obiorah (CA/E/77/99, 24 May 1999)