We have before us in these proceedings an appeal from the decision of the Judicial Committee of the National House of Chiefs of 29 July 2009 that dismissed an appeal in the matter herein from the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Western Region House of Chiefs. By its decision the National House of Chiefs affirmed the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Western Region House of Chiefs which had allowed an appeal from the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Ahanta Traditional Council in the matter herein. In the action before the Ahanta Traditional Council, the appellant sued in his capacity as the divisional Chief of Takoradi against the respondent claiming reliefs that are in their nature causes affecting chieftaincy. The reliefs claimed in the action herein by the appellant against the respondent are as follows:
(a) A declaration that the Defendant’s purported nomination, election and installation as chief is null and void and of no effect.