P.O. ADEREMI. J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By the application filed on the 2nd of October 2003, the appellant/applicant are praying for the following orders:
i) An order granting the appellant/applicant leave to amend its Notice and Grounds of Appeal by filing 4 additional grounds of appeal as set out in the memorandum of additional grounds of appeal annexed thereto.
ii) An order deeming the memorandum of the proposed additional grounds of appeal as having been duly filed as the additional ground of appeal for this suit.
The 1st respondent was served but was absent.
The application is supported by a 13-paragraph affidavit to which were attached two exhibits i.e. the filing fee receipt and a process headed "Memorandum of Additional Grounds of Appeal." No counter-affidavit was filed. When the application came before us on the 14th of October 2003, Dr. Mbachu, learned counsel for the applicant, in urging us to grant the prayers contained in the body of the application relied on …