Appeals against Decisions of the District Electoral Committee (1) An appeal against a decision of the District Electoral Committee shall be lodged with the District Returning Officer in writing or as a minuted statement. The Federal Returning Officer shall lodge his or her appeal with the District Returning Officer, and the District Returning Officer shall lodge his or her appeal with the Land Returning Officer. Telegrams and telex or fax messages shall also be valid forms of written communication. The District Returning Officer shall inform the Land Returning Officer and the Federal Returning Officer of any appeals lodged immediately and proceed in accordance with the instructions of the Land Returning Officer.
(2) The Land Returning Officer shall invite the appellants, the spokespersons for the constituency nominations concerned, the Land Returning Officer and the Federal Returning Officer to the meeting at which the decision is to be taken on the appeal. The spokespersons shall be given the opportunity to speak.
(3) As soon as the decision has been taken by the Land Electoral Committee, the Land Returning Officer shall announce it at the meeting, summarizing the reasons, and communicate it immediately to the Federal Returning Officer.
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