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BARRISTER RAY NNAJI V. NIGERIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION & ANOR

(2010) JELR 33226 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/135/M/06  •  14 Jan 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; ABDU ABOKI JCA; AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE JCA;

Judgement

ABDU ABOKI J.C.A: (Delivering the leading judgment): This Appeal is against the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division delivered on 22nd day of November, 2005 by Hon. Justice A. I. Chikere.

The Brief fact of the case is that the Appellant as Plaintiff had through a Writ of Summons dated and filed on the 24th day of June, 2004 sought for the following reliefs:-

"(a) A declaration that the National Executive of the Nigeria Referees Association is not the proper party to conduct the elections into all the offices of NRA starting from society, council and Association by virtue of their vested interest in the conduct of elections.

(b) A declaration that the electoral committee set up to organize the NRA elections Which is directly responsible to the 3rd Defendant is biased and cannot organize a free and fair election into the executive offices of the 2nd Defendant without an independent supervision.

(c) A mandatory Order compelling the first Defendant to inaugurate a ne…

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