OBIETONBARA OWUPELE DANIEL-KALIO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Judgment of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria delivered on June 20, 2012. The Appellants approached the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (the lower Court) with a complaint dated 28/7/2010 wherein they claimed for-
1. A declaration that by virtue of Rule 40 A and B of the Constitution of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), only the Special Delegates Conference with majority votes can remove the 2nd-12th Applicants as members of the National Executive Council of the 1st Applicant.
2. A declaration that the Honourable Minister of Transport's purported dissolution of the Maritime Workers Union (MWUN) on 17th August 2000 was contrary to the Constitution of the 1st Applicant Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and therefore ultra-vires, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
3. A declaration that the Caretaker Committee appointed by the Minister of Transport led by one …