YESUFU
V.
GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE & ORS

(2001) JELR 44282 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.70/1996 ·  8 Jun 2001 ·  Nigeria
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Yesufu v. Gov., Edo State (2001) 13 NWLR (Pt.731)517 (2001) 6 S.C 56
CORAM
MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellant
plaintiff
locus standi
appeal
1st defendant
pro-chancellor
2nd july
statement of claim
court of appeal
governing council of the edo state university
1st respondent
deputy governor
months notice of such resignation
political pressures
lawful authority
learned trial judge
chairman of the governing council
dear governor
edo state government
exhibit d
leading judgment
year term of office
a. onitiri
appellant argue
briefs of argument
civil rights
dated 2nd july
date of appointment
decision of that court
determination of the motion
doctrine of equitable estoppel
earlier part of this judgment
exhibit a
governing council of the edo state university ekpoma
high court
importance of this letter
issue of estoppel
learned jca
letter reference no. mgpao
lone issue
motion ex parte
order of interlocutory injunction
presence of the deputy governor of the edo state
provisions of the edo state university law
rules of this court
said letter
said letter of the 2nd july
vexed question of locus standi

OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal raises again the vexed question of locus standi, or standing to sue in an action.

The plaintiff, who is now appellant in this appeal, had sued the defendants/respondents claiming-

"1. A declaration that the 1st defendant has no lawful authority or power to dissolve the Governing Council of the Edo State University Ekpoma, under the law establishing the University or under any other law whatsoever.

2. A declaration that the purported dissolution of the Governing Council of the Edo State University of which plaintiff is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman by the 1st defendant as per his letter reference No. MGPAO/Vol.III/128 of 2nd July. 1992 addressed to the plaintiff is ultra vires, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

3. An injunction restraining the defendants jointly and/or severally by themselves or through their agents, servants or privies from reconstituting, recognising or having any dealing whatsoever with any Gover…

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