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PEOPLES? DEMOCRATIC PARTY v. UMAR LAWAL & ORS

(2012) JELR 33105 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/612/2011  •  24 May 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA; EJEMBI EKO JCA; REGINA OBIAGELI NWODO JCA;

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 16th November, 2011 the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja (Coram: BALKISU BELLO ALIYU J) had, in the suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/807/2011, ruled in favour of the applications of the 4th Respondent and 5th Respondent for joinder in the suit of Umar Lawal, 1st Respondent, respectively as the 2nd Applicant and 4th Respondents in the said suit. The application of the present 5th Respondent to join and defend the suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/807/2011, as 4th Respondent therein, was not contested.

The application of ALHAJI JIBRIN ISAH (4th Respondent herein) to join the initial applicant, Mr. UMAR A. LAWAL (THE 1st Respondent herein) as the 2nd Applicant in that suit for the purpose of prosecuting same was stoutly resisted by the Appellant herein. The ground of the Appellant's opposition to the joinder of the 4th respondent as 2nd Applicant to prosecute the suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/807/2011 in which the Appellant herein was one of the defendants is that: in…

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