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Appeal Court Upholds Sub-Section Of Electoral Act 2022

An appeal court sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of a federal high court, Umuahia on sub-section 12 of section 84 of the electoral act 2022.

The federal high court had revoked the sub-section, and ordered the attorney general of the federation to delete it from the electoral act 2022.

A three member appellate court headed by Justice Hamma Barka revoked the judgement of the federal high court on the ground that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.

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The appeal court also ruled that one Nduka Edede who approached the federal high court on the sub section had no locus standi to challenge it.

But the appellate court ruling on the merit of the case declared the sub-section as violating section 42, subsection one of the Nigerian constitution.

According to the ruling the sub-section 12 of the electoral act violates the rights of a class of people to vote and be voted for.

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