JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling delivered on 1st December, 2020 in the High Court of Akwa Ibom State holden at Ndinya Ikot Imo.
The Appellant took out a writ of summons against the Respondents claiming some reliefs which include a declaration that the 2nd Respondent was not qualified to represent the 1st Respondent as her candidate in the Local Government Election into the office of chairman, Ini Local Government.
The 1st Respondent raised an objection and sought for an order striking out the 1st Respondent as it is not a juristic person.
The Court below considered arguments of the parties and struck out the name of the 1st Respondent.
The Appellant immediately sought leave of the Court below to appeal against the ruling. It was this Court that eventually granted leave to the appellant to appeal against the ruling. Appellant was ordered to file the notice of appeal within fourteen days. The order was made on 11th January…