ADEKEYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): In the application filed before this Honourable Court on the 16/11/06, the appellants/applicants, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Ahmadu Ali (Rtd.) (National Chairman) and Chief Ojo Maduekwe - National Secretary prayed for:
(1) An order of this Honourable Court staying further proceedings in this suit pending the determination of the appeal filed by the appellants/applicants herein.
(2) And for such further order or orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit.
The application is predicated on eight grounds which by way of summary reveal that the appellants/applicants challenged the jurisdiction of the lower court to entertain the suit FCT/HC/CV/45/06 filed by the plaintiff, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar which preliminary objection was dismissed by the lower court on the 31st of October, 2006. The appellants/applicants filed a notice of appeal against the decision of the lower court on the 7th of November, 2006. An application to stay fur…