BULKACHUWA, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The plaintiffs/ respondents initiated an action against the defendants/appellants before the Federal High Court Abuja in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/104/2000 claiming the following reliefs:
1. A declaration that effective from 4th April, 2000, the plaintiffs are entitled to a further and final term of five (5) years as operators of Toll Plazas nationwide vide their agreements with the 1st defendant dated 4th April, 1996 and 8th September, 1997 respectively as the case may be.
2. A declaration that actions of the 1st defendant to wit:-
(a) Service of notice to terminate the subject-matter of contract on the plaintiffs;
(b) Use of Tenderers and Bidders to attack and disrupt the smooth operation of the plaintiffs at their respective Toll Plazas;
(c) Other efforts to bring the subject-matter agreements to an end and remove the plaintiffs from the management of the Toll Plazas nationwide before the expiration of the final term of five (5) years in 4th …