UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal against the decision of Honourable Justice A.O.H. Ukachukwu of the High Court of Imo State in Suit No. HOW/157/2005 delivered on the 23rd May, 2005.
The Appellants as Plaintiffs vide a writ of summons dated and filed on the 3/6/2003 instituted a suit against the Respondents as Defendants and claim declaratory and injunctive reliefs as follows:-
1. A DECLARATION that the 6th and 7th Defendants are bound by a popular and democratic decision of the generality of the Nnemere Mpam people made on 1st January, 2003, to set up a Constitution Drafting Committee to draft a new Constitution; to have the constitutional draft thoroughly debated by all the people of Nnemere Mpam, home and abroad, and to embark on the process of identification, selection and presentation of the Eze-elect through a democratic process based on the new constitution after its approval.
2. A DECLARATION that consequent upon the…