YUSUF ALHAJI BASHIR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment)
This appeal is against the decision of the Osun State High Court Coram J. O. Ogunleye J, delivered on the 24th day of April, 2017 wherein the Court granted the following reliefs in favour of the Respondents as per their further amended statement of claim dated 5th February, 2013 and filed on 7th February, 2013 thus:
(1) I hereby declare that the Chieftaincy Declaration to the Baale of Aato registered on 13th day of August, 1958, is the subsisting Declaration of the custom of Aato people regulating the selection and appointment of the Baale of Aato in Ejigbo Local Government.
(2) I hereby declare that on the death of Oba Sunmonu Jaiyeola on 14th May, 1990, the next ruling house from which a candidate is to be selected and appointed is the ONIWEPE Ruling House whose right immediately vested.
(3) I hereby declare that the letter dated 8th May, 1996, Ref. No. CD8/13/T/63 from the office of the 1st and 2nd Defendants to the 3rd De…