(2021) JELR 109171 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.17/2021 ·  5 Mar 2021 ·  Nigeria
Amina Adamu Augie, JSC Adamu Jauro, JSC Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, JSC

ADAMU JAURO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 29th December, 2020 in Appeal No. CA/PH/215/2020 wherein the 1st respondent’s appeal was allowed and the judgment of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt delivered by G.O. Oremeji, J. on the 9th June, 2020 in Suit No. PHC/4355/2019 was set aside.

Brief Statement of Facts

The National Working Committee of the 1st respondent dissolved the entire executive structure of the party at all levels in Rivers State. It went ahead to set up a Caretaker Committee headed by the 2nd respondent to run the affairs of the party in the State.

Upon the constitution and inauguration of the said Caretaker Committee, the appellant instituted Suit No. PHC/4355/2019 in the High Court of Rivers State via an originating summons dated 12th December, 2019 and filed on 16th December, 2019. In the said originating summons which can be gleaned at pages 1 - 3 of …

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