UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Osun State delivered by Hon. Justice A. D. Oladimeji on 1st November, 2012 dismissing the Appellants application for joinder.
The facts briefly are stated as follows:
By a Writ of Summons and a Statement of Claim the 1st Respondent as Claimant commenced this action against the 2nd 6th Respondents as 1st 5th Defendants as follows:
1. A declaration that the claimant as the Risawe of Ilesa and a member of the Ijesa Central Traditional Council is entitled to monthly payment of salaries and allowances payable from the monthly 5% deduction from the Ilesa West Local Government Council allocation paid into the Ijesa Traditional Council Account as approved and directed by the 4th Defendant in circular letter Reference CM.58/102 dated 26th April, 2001 issued by the 3rd Defendant.
2. A declaration that the administration of the Ijesa Central Traditional Council funds of th…