GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The applicant in the motion filed on 4th October, 2007 is praying the court for the following orders: -
(a) Extension of time within which to apply for leave to appeal against the ruling of the Bayelsa State National Assembly Governorship and Legislative Election Tribunal delivered on 11th day of July, 2007.
(b) Leave of this Court to appeal against the said ruling/decision of the said tribunal.
(c) Extension of time within which to appeal against the said ruling/decision of the said tribunal.
(d) Deeming the notice of appeal exhibit UKM2 as duly filed and served by the petitioner/applicant having paid the appropriate filing fees and for such further order or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
The motion was brought under Order 3 rule 4(1) and (2) of the Court of Appeal Rules, 2002 and supported by a 17-paragraphs affidavit sworn to by the applicant. Annexed to the sworn affidavit are record…