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Breaking: Supreme Court set to rule on controversial Electoral Act

The last hearing will be heard today, Friday, on the legality or otherwise of the controversial section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022 with the Supreme Court of Nigeria to deliver its judgment.

The apex Court is set for its verdict in the suit instituted against the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice.

A notice for the judgment delivery has just been sighted by reporters, indicating that the apex Court will make its position known this morning.

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The notice, our correspondent noticed, was served on Buhari and the National Assembly on Thursday, inviting them to appear before the court today for their judgment.

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Our correspondent further observed that the suit is the only one for determination today.

Buhari and Abubakar Malami had filed the suit at the Supreme Court, seeking an interpretation of the controversial clause in the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.

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In the suit filed on April 29, Buhari and Malami, who are the plaintiffs, listed the National Assembly as the sole defendant.

Section 84 (12) has been a subject of intense litigation and political debate in Nigeria since President Buhari signed the amended Electoral Act 2022 into law in February this year.

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Shortly after signing it into law, Buhari had asked the parliament to delete the controversial clause in the Electoral Act, but the National Assembly declined the president’s request.

According to Section 84 (12) of the legislation, “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.”



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