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Electoral Act: ‘Judgment voiding Section 84(12) set aside’ — Appeal Court

The judgment of Justice Evelyn Anyadike of a Federal High Court in Umuahia which voided the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022 has been set aside.

The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal in the suit designated FHC/UM/CS/26/2022.

The intermediate court in its judgment by a three-member panel headed by Justice Hamma Akawu Barka held that the Federal High Court Umuahia had no jurisdiction to have entertained the case because the plaintiff, Nduka Edede, lacked the locus standi to have filed the suit in the first place.

The Appellate Court further declared that Edede did not establish any cause of action to have warranted his approaching the court on the issue because he did not establish that he was directly affected by the provision.

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