The Court of Appeal has ordered the attorney-general of the federation, AGF and others to stop taking steps that can frustrate the hearing of an appeal filed against the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abia State, which ordered the removal of section 84, sub-section (12) from the Electoral Act 2022.
The Appeal Court, in Owerri, gave the warning when it granted nod to
the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to join as person interested in an
appeal against the high court judgment which voided and struck down
section 84 (12) of the Act.
The court granted PDP’s request to file its appeal as an interested person
against the decision of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, on the order
for removal of the section from the electoral law.
A Federal High Court, Umuahia division had on March 18, 2022,
declared as invalid and unconstitutional section 84 (12) of the amended
Justice Evelyn Anyadike in a judgment ordered the AGF to delete the
section from the amended Electoral Act which provides that no political
appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the
convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the
nomination of candidates for any election.