ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR, J.S.C.: On 5th April, 2007, I struck out this case for lack of jurisdiction. I indicated that day that I will give my reason for doing so today.
By way of originating summons pursuant to Order 3 rules 1 and 6 Supreme Court Rules 1985 (as amended) the Attorney-General of Anambra State who is plaintiff in this suit sought the following reliefs:
1. A declaration that by virtue of provisions of section 180(1) and (2)(A) Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the four year tenure of office of the incumbent Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria is reckoned to begin from 17th March, 2006, being the date he first subscribed to the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office in accordance with section 185 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.
2. A declaration that the incumbent Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria is Constitutionally entitled to continue in office without fresh elections after 28th May, 2007 when the tenure of other State Governor…