CHINWE E. IYIZOBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Folade J sitting in the High Court of Justice Ilesa, Osun State delivered on the 30th day of July, 1997. The plaintiffs in their further amended statement of claim, claimed as follows:
i. Declaration that in lieu of any registered Chieftaincy declaration, the first defendant ought to have received cogent evidence from the Arapate Chieftaincy Committee (of the six families) before installing the second Defendant as the Arapate of Ikobi, Osu
ii. Declaration that nomination of the Second Defendant by the Otemuyiwa family and his subsequent installation as the Arapate is against the custom and tradition of the Ikobi community Osu, and therefore, irregular, null and void.
iii. Declaration that the Nomination/Appointment of Emmanuel Oluseyi Obajuwon Ogunbusuyi from the Ogunlusi chieftaincy Ruling House is valid and is still subsisting
iv. Declaration that the six (6) Arapate chieftaincy …