AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the High Court of Justice of Ekiti State delivered by Hon. Justice C. I. Akintayo on the 25th day of November, 2013.
The Respondent who was the Plaintiff (the ?Respondent?) in the Court below had filed an action against the Appellant who was the Defendant (the ?Appellant?) on the ground that his employment was wrongfully terminated.
In response, the Appellant,on 7th day of February, 2005, filed their statement of defence, denying material facts contained in the Statement of Claim of the Respondent. And on 5th day of May, 2005 the Respondent filed a reply to the Appellant?s Statement of Defence.
However, on 6th day of March, 2013, the Appellant filed a Notice of Preliminary Objection dated 4th March, 2013, challenging the jurisdiction of the Court on the ground that same has been ousted by the provision of Section 254(c) of the 1999 Constitution (Third Alteration) Act, 2010. They pray…