ORIGINAL JURISDICTION (Substitution for section 25 of the Alteration Act and section 239 of the Constitution)

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ORIGINAL JURISDICTION (Substitution for section 25 of the Alteration Act and section 239 of the Constitution)

7. Section 25 of the First Alteration Act and Section 239 of the Constitution are substituted fopr the following new sections—

“(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Court of Appeal shall, to the exclusion of any other court of law in Nigeria, have original jurisdiction to hear and determine any question as to whether—

(a) whether any person has been validly elected to the office of President or Vice-President under this Constitution,

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(b) whether the term of office of President or Vice President has ceased;

(c) whether the office of President or Vice-President has become vacant;

(2) in the hearing and determination of an election petition under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section, the Court of Appeal shall be duly constituted if it consists of at least three Justices of the Court of Appeal.

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