THE SENATE HAS RESOLVED TO APPEAL THE JUDGEMENT OF THE  FEDERAL HIGH COURT, UMUAHIA, NULLIFYING SECTION 84, SUBSECTION12 OF THE ELECTORAL ACT.

Written by on March 24, 2022

The resolution was reached after a debate at today’s plenary.

The resolution followed a motion titled: “Urgent need to appeal the judgement of the Federal High Court Umuahia on suit no FHC/UM/CS/26/2022 on Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022.”

The motion was sponsored by Senator George Sekibo (Rivers East) and co-sponsored by 80 other lawmakers.

Newsmen had reported that Justice Evelyn Anyadike, in a judgment, held that the Section of the Act was “unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null, void and of no effect whatsoever”, adding that it cannot stand when it is in violation of the clear provisions of the Constitution.

Consequently, the court ordered the Attorney General of the Federation to “forthwith delete the said Subsection 12 of Section 84 from the body of the Electoral Act.”


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