NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal originated from an aftermath of the dissolution of the Oron Local Government Council, Akwa Ibom State by the State Legislature. The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, by its resolution of 9th March, 2006, dissolved the Oron Local Government Council, the 1st Appellant herein.
The dissolution of the 1st Appellant directly and adversely impacted on the 2nd to the 11th appellants who were elected members of the 1st appellant i.e. the Oron Local Government Councils.
As a result of the dissolution of the 1st appellant by the 1st Respondent, allegedly aided by the 2nd and 3rd Respondents, the appellants instituted Suit No HOR/19/2006 at the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Oron Judicial Division seeking both declaration and injunctive reliefs against the respondents as defendants.
Based on their perceived want of integrity of the learned trial Judge, Okpo J, resulting from His Lordship's handling of interlocutory mo…