PETER-ODILI JSC (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is an application brought pursuant to section 22 of the Supreme Court Act, A 2004, Order 2, rules 28(1) - 29(1) and (2), 2, Order 10, rule 1(1) Supreme
Court Rules, 1999, section (1), section 36(1), section 17(1), (2) (a) and and section 294(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Article 3 and 7 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR); (Ratification Enforcement Act) 1990 and the inherent jurisdiction of the court.
The prayers sought are as follows:
An order formally nullifying or setting aside the“ judgment and “orders” “given” on 6 July 2012.
An order directing that appeal No. SC 34/2005 be reconsidered by a different panel of justices of this honourable court. Such further or other orders as this honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
The grounds upon which the application was brought are thus:
The learned justices prevented counsel to the appellants to argue …