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GABRIEL O. OKESHOLA v. THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE & ORS

(2000) JELR 42108 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/146/92  •  20 Jan 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR JCA; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JCA; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA;

Judgement

MUKHTAR, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Kolawole J. of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan. The claims of the plaintiff (who is now the appellant) in that court as per the writ of summons are as follows:

1. Declaration that under the system regulating succession to the stool of Baale of Pako it is the turn of Omusulaja family to nominate a candidate or candidates for appointment to the vacancy in the Baale of Pako chieftaincy.

2. Declaration that the kingmakers for appointment of the Baale of Pako chieftaincy are the Odofin, Balogun and Jagun of Pako.

3. Declaration that the purported nomination and of appointment of the 3rd defendant of Pako chiefs in council is illegal, irregular, wrongful, invalid and in breach of the customs relating to Pako chieftaincy.

4. Declaration that the direction of the 1st defendant contained in letter Ref. No. CB. 141.175/18/88 of 9th October, 1987 asking the 2nd defendant to approve the appoint…

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