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HONOURABLE MICHAEL DAPIALONG & ORS. V. RT. HONOURABLE SIMON LALONG & ORS.

(2007) JELR 33858 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/257/2006  •  18 Jan 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
RABIU DANLAMI MUHAMMAD JCA; KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS JCA; MOHAMMED LADAN TSAMIYA JCA;

Judgement

AKAAHS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs who are the respondents in this appeal instituted suit No. PLD/J/451/2006 before the Plateau State High Court presided over by Nimpar J. by way of Originating Summons asking for a determination of the following questions:-

1. Whether the defendants can without the authority or authorization of the 1st plaintiff who is the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly convene or arrange a meeting of the members of the Plateau State House of Assembly.

2. Whether the defendant (sic) can convene or hold a meeting of the Plateau State House of Assembly secretly or outside the official premises of the Assembly located along old Bukuru Road, Jos.

3. Whether the defendants can assume the position of the 1st plaintiff for any purpose whatsoever at a meeting not authorized or convened by the 1st plaintiff who is the Honourable Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly and without compliance with Section 92 of the Constitut…

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