ABDU ABOKI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal is against the Judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja delivered on 11th July 2007 by-Hon. Justice A.J. Chikere.
The brief fact of the case is that the Appellants/Plaintiffs are retirees/occupants of flats in the NNPC Housing Estate, Arthur Unegbe Street, Area II Garki, Abuja, FCT; which was to be sold pursuant to the Federal Government's policy of sale its houses.
The Defendants/Respondents on the 15th day of June 2006, published to the plaintiffs/Appellants a notice of conditions to be met by the Plaintiff/Appellants to qualify then to purchase their respective flats at the reserved rates, which conditions the Plaintiff/Appellants alleged they met.
At the commencement of issuance of offer letters to occupants of the flats in the estate, the Plaintiff/Appellants alleged that they were sidelined by the Respondent in a bid to punish and victimize them for actively involving in petitioning the President of the Federal R…