ADAMU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal against the ruling of the High Court of Justice, Kaduna (Abiriyi, J.) dated the 14th of December, 2001 in suit No. KDH/KAD/790/2001. The plaintiffs/respondents (hereinafter called "the respondents") sued the defendants/appellants (also hereinafter called "the appellants") jointly and severally claiming the following reliefs:-
"1. A declaration that Kaduna Rice Millers Association is part and parcel of Kaduna Foodstuff Sellers Association and Rice Mill.
2. A declaration that plots 7 and 8 which was (sic) allocated to Kaduna Rice Millers Association by the Kaduna State Government belongs to Kaduna Foodstuff Sellers Association and Rice Mill.
3. A declaration that the defendants cannot dispose of the said plots without the authority and consent of the members of Kaduna Foodstuff Sellers Association and Rice Mill.
4. An order nullifying the relations and purported sale of the said plots 7 and 8 Hayin Banki, K…