To contest an election

(Polit.) To strive to be elected.
To dispute the declared result of an election.
See under Contest.

See also: Contest, Contest, Election

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Shittu said: 'I left in 1978 and left Law School in 1979 and the constitution says, anyone, who qualifies to contest an election or who has gone through an election and wins, he is obligated to move through the House of Assembly which I did for four years.