Thursday, May 26, 2022

Desist From Deleting Section 84 (12) Of Electoral Act – Reps Orders Malami

The house of representatives has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to desist from deleting section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The section reads:

“No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”

The lower legislative chamber passed the resolution during a plenary session on Wednesday.

Sada Soli, a lawmaker from Katsina, had moved a motion and told his colleagues that a recent court judgment is an infringement on the right of legislators to lawmaking.

Salemgists reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia the Abia State capital declared unconstitutional Section 84(12) of the newly amended Electoral Act.

The court presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike while delivering judgement on Friday last week held that the section is in violation of a provision in the 1999 Constitution as amended and should therefore be deleted.

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