CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling):
By Motion on Notice dated and filed on October 2, 2015, the applicants herein beseeched this court with supplications for:
1. An order granting leave to substitute the names of Barrister Orji Chinenye Godwin, Chief C. C. Akalus and Chief Orji C. Orji who were the first to third respondents at the Lower Court with Ejiofor Apeh, Ude Celestine and Ossal Moses, appellants/applicants in this appeal;
2. An order deeming the already filed processes of the appellants/applicants before this Honourable, court as properly filed and served;
3. And for such further or other orders that this Honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstance.
In addition to the seven-paragraph "Grounds for the Application," the first applicant (Ejiofor Apeh) deposed to a sixteen paragraph affidavit on the same day, October 2, 2015. Their case may be summed up as follows. They were Ward delegates for Enugu State elected on November 1, 2014. Barrister Orji Ch…