Breaking: Court Orders Justice Minister/AGF To Delete Section 84(12) In Electoral Act

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The Federal High Court sitting in Umahia, Abia State on Friday directed
the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to delete Section 84 (12) of the amended
Electoral Act.

Recall that the 9th Senate recently rejected the plead by President
Muhammadu Buhari to delete that section of the amended Electoral Act.

The lawmakers rejected the request of the president through a voice vote
when it was tabled to be read a second time.

Justice Evelyn Anyadike while calling on the minister to delete the
section of the Electoral Amendment Act, noted that it is unconstitutional.

According to Anyadike, Section 84 (12) is unconstitutional, invalid,
illegal, null, void and of no effect whatsoever and ought to be struck down as
it cannot stand when it is in violation of the clear provisions of the
Constitution.”

President Buhari after signing the Electoral ACT had claimed that
Section 84 (12) violates the Constitution and breached the rights of
government appointees
.

The Judge charged Malami “forthwith delete the said Subsection 12 of
Section 84 from the body of the Electoral Act, 2022”.

 

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