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Electoral Act Section 84: Supreme Court hears suit May 26

Messrs Buhari and Malami are contending among others, that the said section of the Electoral Act 2022 is in conflict with constitutional provisions.

• May 19, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari, AGF Abubakar Malami, Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
President Muhammadu Buhari, AGF Abubakar Malami, Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

The Supreme Court has fixed May 26 to hear a suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, voiding  the provisions of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

Messrs Buhari and Malami filed a suit on April 29 before the apex court through a group of private lawyers,  including Lateef Fagbemi, hired by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

The National Assembly is listed as the sole defendant in the suit.

Messrs Buhari and Malami are contending among others, that the said section of the Electoral Act 2022 is in conflict with constitutional provisions.

They are contending that section 84(12) of the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2022 is inconsistent with the provisions of sections 42, 65, 66, 106, 107, 131, 137, 147, 151, 177, 182, 192 and 196 of the constitution as well Article 2 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. 

(NAN)

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