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(2021) JELR 109572 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/ABJ/CV/732/2020  •  3 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Peter Olabisi Ige, JCA Yargata Byenchit Nimpar, JCA Mohammed Baba Idris, JCA


YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal is against the decision of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja delivered by HON. JUSTICE N.E. MAHA on the 22nd July, 2020 wherein the lower Court entered judgment against the Appellants and dismissed their suit. The Appellants’ suit challenged majorly the procedure adopted by the Respondent (which denied fair hearing to the Appellants) in the exercise of the powers conferred on the Respondent under Section 225A of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 4th alteration. The Appellants dissatisfied with the judgment, filed a Notice of Appeal dated 27th July, 2018 setting out 4 grounds of Appeal.

Facts leading to this appeal are straight forward and can be summarized in the following way. The Appellants herein were the Plaintiffs at the trial Court. The Appellants at the lower Court sought the determination of the following questions:

1. Whether the power vested on the Respondent to deregister p…

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