EKANEM & ORS.
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES, OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, THE GOOD SHEPHERD & ORS.
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Calabar Judicial Division in Suit No. FHC/CA/CS/64/09, delivered on 31st March, 2010 by C. J. Aneke, J, wherein the case was determined on the issue of jurisdiction predicated on the failure of the plaintiffs to establish their locus standi.
The brief facts of the case are as follows. The plaintiffs members of the Church of Christ the Good Shepherd. They claimed to have discovered that the 2nd defendant succeeded and registered the 1st defendant Church with the 3rd defendant without the approval of the church members and with an unapproved 2005 Constitution instead of the 2003 Constitution which was duly approved by the church members at their national convention and with the requisite resolution having been duly passed. The resultant effect of this course of action led the plaintiffs to institute the instant suit on 2nd July, 2009.
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