ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling):
This is an application brought by the applicants for an Order granting leave to them as interested parties, to be "made parties to this case" and to appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja, delivered on the 27th of June 2016. The application is supported by an affidavit of 41 paragraphs deposed to by Daniel Ikechukwu Onyeonugu.
At the hearing of the application yesterday, Mr. Aluchukwu, learned counsel for the applicants agreed to the suggestion of Dr. Izion SAN counsel for the 1st respondent, that since this application is similar in substance with the application in CA/A/390c/M/2016, this application should abide the outcome of the application in CA/ A390c/M/2016. All other counsel also acquiesced in this decision.
The application in CA/A/390c/M/2016 has now been determined and dismissed as lacking in merit. Consequently, this application lacks merit and it is dismissed.
No Order as to costs.
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUM…