PAUL OBI ELECHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the final Judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State holden at Mkpat Enin per Justice Edem Akpan which said Judgment was delivered on the 28/3/2013 dismissing the claims and reliefs sought by the Appellants.
Being dissatisfied, the Appellants have brought this appeal challenging the decision of the Lower Court.
The Appellants on the 14/9/2011 instituted this suit (AME/16/2011) against the Respondents at the High Court of Akwa Ibom State. Their claims are:
(1) For a declaration that the 1st Appellant is the duly selected village head of Elile village in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.
(2) A declaration that the 1st Respondent was never selected and duly presented to the 2nd Respondent as the village head of Elile village.
(3) A declaration that the issuance of certificate of recognition to the 1st Respondent as the village head of Elile village by the 4th Respondent is void and of n…