Electoral Amendment Act 2022: We were not consulted, says FHC CJ
Written by City Radio on December 13, 2022
Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), Justice John Tsoho, yesterday, said the court was not consulted in the enactment of the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2022 by the National Assembly.
Justice Tsoho made the disclosure while delivering his speech at a special court session to mark the commencement of the court’s 2022/2023 legal year in Abuja
He said additional jurisdiction had been conferred on the FHC by the new Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2022.
According to him, by virtue of Sections 29 (5) and 84(14), of the Act, exclusive jurisdiction is foisted on the Federal High Court in the hearing and determination of pre-election complaints.
The judge said that this had weighed heavily on the operations of the court.
He said in response to this enormous time-bound responsibility, he constituted a Special Task Force for the swift disposal of pre-election matters.