BADA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of an Onitsha High Court in Anambra State of Nigeria which was delivered on the 3rd day of February, 2006 in suit No. 0/237/2005: His Royal Majesty, Igwe L.G.U. Odukwe And Nnanyelugo Alfred Nnaemeka Ugochukwu Achebe Mni (Alias Obi of Onitsha) and 3 others.
By a claim endorsed on the originating summons, the appellant claimed against the defendants jointly and severally as follows:-
(a) A declaration that the only means and way of according recognition of the Government of Anambra State of Nigeria to a Traditional Ruler within the meaning and context of the Traditional Ruler's Law of Anambra State, 1981 as amended up to 1994, is by first and foremost publishing such fact in the Gazette of the Government of Anambra State of Nigeria and thereafter the issuance of a certificate.
(b) A declaration that the 1st defendant has not been accorded recognition by the Anambra State Government of Nigeria in line …