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PROFESSOR T. M. YESUFU v. GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE & Ors

(2001) JELR 44282 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.70/1996  •  8 Jun 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC; EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC; SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC; UMARU ATU KALGO JSC; SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO JSC;

Judgement

OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal raises again the vexed question of locus standi, or standing to sue in an action.

The plaintiff, who is now appellant in this appeal, had sued the defendants/respondents claiming-

"1. A declaration that the 1st defendant has no lawful authority or power to dissolve the Governing Council of the Edo State University Ekpoma, under the law establishing the University or under any other law whatsoever.

2. A declaration that the purported dissolution of the Governing Council of the Edo State University of which plaintiff is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman by the 1st defendant as per his letter reference No. MGPAO/Vol.III/128 of 2nd July. 1992 addressed to the plaintiff is ultra vires, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

3. An injunction restraining the defendants jointly and/or severally by themselves or through their agents, servants or privies from reconstituting, recognising or having any dealing whatsoever with any Gover…

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