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CHIEF GABRIEL OPARANTI & ORS v. ALHAJI NASIRU OYENIYI & ORS

(2016) JELR 36746 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/57A/2011  •  22 Jul 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):This is an appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Justice, Osun State, sitting at Osogbo in Suit No. HOS/7/2010, delivered on 18-2-2011 but which enrolled order was dated and issued 17 -2 -2011.

For the avoidance of any ambiguity. I shall set out the history and facts of the case on appeal as clearly set out by the appellants.

STATEMENT OF FACTS

The plaintiffs (hereinafter referred to as the 1st and 2nd respondents') filed their suit before the lower Court to challenge the validity and demand for the nullification of the 2005 Amended Ataoja of Osogbo registered chieftaincy declaration (hereinafter called '2005 declaration'), challenge the number and order of rotation of the ruling houses, demand for the merger of Matanmi and Oyipi ruling houses, demand for the removal and derecognition of Laro and Lajomo ruling houses, demand that only their own Sogbo Ruling house and no other ruling house should present candidat…

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