TUNDE O. AWOTOYE, J.C.A.: This is an appeal against the decision of Rivers State High Court Port Harcourt Division delivered on 23/9/2008.
The claimants' claim before the trial court are as follows:-
"Claimants claim against the defendants jointly and severally as follows:
1. A declaration that claimants are the valid and subsisting candidates having been duly nominated for the offices of Chairman/Councilors in the previously scheduled 2007 Local Government Area Election in Rivers State.
2. A declaration that the arbitrary cancellation of the previous political parties elections primary exercise in the delayed 3rd November, 2007 Local Government Election in Rivers State of Nigeria is unlawful, unconstitutional, null and void.
3. A declaration that any repeat of the concluded election primaries is unlawful unconstitutional, null and void.
4. A declaration that the names of the claimants (candidates) already nominated by their political parties at the earlier concluded election primar…