KARIBI-WHYTE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Ruling): On the 23rd October, 2000, the court unanimously upheld the preliminary objection to the hearing of plaintiffs/appellants' motion dated 30th August and filed on the 31st August, 2000. These are my reasons for the ruling.
The preliminary objection is by the 1st - 3rd and 8th defendants/respondents to the application by the plaintiffs/appellants in this appeal seeking by motion on notice to the defendants/respondents dated 30th August and filed on 31/8/2000 praying the court for the following orders -
(1) Restraining the 1st - 3rd defendants from
"(a) Taking any disciplinary action against any member of the Association pending the determination of the appeal in the Supreme Court.
(b) Calling or convening any meeting, seminar conferences of the Association.
(c) Passing, issuing any statements and/or resolution on behalf of the Association.
(d) An order that the meeting of the 8th defendant/respondent summoned by the 1st - 3rd responde…