WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice M.A. Akoja of the Kwara State High Court of Justice in suit No. KWS/OM/2/98 delivered on 18th day of January, 2002.
By a statement of claim to be found at pages 38 to 40 of the record, the appellants as plaintiffs claimed against the defendants who include the present respondents as follows:
"12. Wherefore the plaintiffs pray for judgment as follows:
(i) a declaration that the 8th defendant is the sole king-maker for Oke-Ode;
(ii) a declaration that the 1st - 6th defendants are not king-makers for the stool/throne of Elesa (Oba) of Oke-Ode;
(iii) a declaration that it is the turn of the plaintiff's ruling house to produce a new Elesa (Oba) of Oke-Ode; and
(iv) a perpetual injunction prohibiting the 1st - 6th defendants or the 8th defendant from presenting the 7th defendant to the 9th and 10th defendants as the new Elesa (Oba) Oke-Ode and prohibiting the 9th a…