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APPLICABILITY OF INTERPRETATION ACT IN CONSTRUING LIMITATION PERIOD IN PRE-ELECTION MATTERS
Indeed Mr. Anuga for the 1st respondent and Mr. Numa for the 2nd respondent are the correct state of affairs in matters such as the one at hand and in the light of the prevailing circumstances well settled, there was no jurisdiction in trial court to adjudicate, hence, the holding of the court below on the lack of jurisdiction which fundamental vice has visited the apex court leaving it without option than to say there is jurisdiction and there is no use going into the Interpretation Act and section 318 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to which learned Silk and appellant is pushing for as neither the Interpretation Act and section 318 of the CFRN is applicable.
Per Mary Peter-Odili JSC (Rtd) in Senator Heinekein Lokpobiri v. All Progressives Congress & 2 Ors (2021) 3 NWLR PT. 1764 PG 538 @ 547 paragraph C-E
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