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ABIDAKUN SUNDAY GABRIEL & ORS v. OLADELE EZEKIEL BABALOLA & ORS

(2016) JELR 41874 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/EK/73/2014  •  13 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE JCA; BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO JCA;

Judgement

AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Ekiti State High Court of Justice, sitting at Ido-Ekiti, contained in the judgment of Honourable Justice C. I. Akintayo delivered on the 20th day of January, 2014 in suit No. HIJ/3/2010.

The Appellants; were the 3rd -?? 6th Defendants/Counter-Claimants at the trial Court, whereas the 1st Respondent was the Plaintiff, who had taken out a writ of summons against the Appellants and the 2nd to 8th Respondents as the Defendants at the trial Court, claiming jointly and severally against them for:

"1. A declaration that the plaintiff is entitled to be nominated as a candidate for stool of the Olu of Ipole Iloro under the native law and customs of Ipole Iloro chieftaincy and the enabling declarations,

2. A declaration that the nomination carried out by the Ekiti Kalesibe ruling house which was forwarded to the Kingmakers contained in the letter dated 31.01.2010 is valid and competent,…

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