OGWUEGBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs/appellants/applicants brought this application pursuant to S.213 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979, as amended praying for:-
"(a) An order granting leave to the plaintiffs/applicants to appeal against the judgment of this Honourable Court delivered in this suit on the 18th day of July, 1988;
(b) an order deeming the Notice of Appeal filed in this suit on the 6th of October, 1988, as having been properly filed; and
(c) for such further order or other orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of the case."
The application was dated 1st November, 1988 and filed on 3rd November, 1988. It is supported by an affidavit which has the notice and grounds of appeal attached to it as Exhibit "A" and a further affidavit with Exhibits "DTA.1" and "DTA.2" attached. The two exhibits are the judgment of this court to which leave to appeal to the Supreme Court is sought and th…