MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of S. O. Falola J. delivered on the 16th day of February 2011 in Suit No. HOS/M.50/2010 in the High Court of Justice, Osun State, Holden at Osogbo.
By Originating Summons dated 22-4-2010, the Claimants Appellants filed this action against the Respondents and prayed the court to determine the following five (5) questions.
1. Whether as contained in the Ijesa North Traditional Council (Establishment Order, of the Osun State of Nigeria Gazette No.6 Vol. 9 dated 28h day of May 1999 the Alada of Ada Owode is not placed above the Apetu of Apetu-Ile in order of precedence in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
2. Whether as contained in the schedule to the recognized Chieftaincies (miscellaneous provisions) Order of the 2002 Chiefs Law of Osun State Cap. 25 the Alada of Ada Owode is not placed above the Apetu of Ipetu-ile in order of precedence in the Obokun Local Government A…