MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were the complainants at the Census Tribunal 'C' sitting in Abuja, wherein they filed a motion on notice on the 30th day of October 2009, praying for the following:
1. An Order extending time within which to present a petition on behalf of residents and indigenes of Atakumosa West Local Government, Osun State.
2. An Order deeming the complaint already filed and served by indigenes and residents of Atakumosa Local Government Area of Osun State as properly filed and served, appropriate fees having been paid.
3. And for such further orders as the Tribunal may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
The parties were heard and the Honourable Chairman of the Census Tribunal in a ruling delivered on the 14th September, 2010 refused the application, as the action was statute-barred.
This appeal is against the said ruling. Briefs were filed and exchanged between the parties.
The counsel to the appellants formulated t…