TIJJANI ABDULLAHI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Justice, Abia State, Qoram S. N. Imo (J) sitting at the Ukwa Judicial Division delivered on the 26th day of June, 1996 in Suit No. HUK/109/96.
The Appellants as Plaintiffs in the lower Court instituted the said suit against the Respondents as Defendants claiming the following reliefs:
"(a) A declaration that the first Defendant is not entitled to occupy and/or sit on the traditional stool or throne of the Ezeship of the Ikwueke Autonomous community under the Native Law and Customs/Traditions of the Ikwueke Autonomous Community.
(b) A declaration that the presentation of the first Defendant as the Eze-elect of Ikwueke Autonomous Community to the second Defendant by the Ikwueke Council of Chiefs is NULL, VOID and INOPERATIVE in law.
(c) An injunction restraining the second Defendant from presenting the first Defendant as the Eze-elect of Ikwueke Autonomous Community t…