Electoral Act: Supreme Court reserves judgment in Electoral Act case

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The Supreme Court yesterday reserved judgment in the suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, to void the provisions of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

Justice Musa Dattijo, who led the seven-member panel of the Justices, reserved judgment after counsel to all the parties adopted all their processes.

He, however, said the court will announce a date to parties involved for judgment.

The apex court, had allowed the joinder application that Rivers brought through the Speaker of its House of Assembly and its Attorney-General and adjourned hearing on the suit until May 26.

The applicants told the court that they were opposed to the suit marked SC/CV/504/2022, which originally had the National Assembly as the sole Respondent.

NAN reports that Buhari and Malami filed a suit at the Supreme Court, seeking an interpretation of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.

They are seeking an order of the apex court to strike out the section of the Electoral Act, saying it is inconsistent with the Constitution.

Justice Musa Dattijo allowed the joinder application that Rivers brought through the Speaker of its House of Assembly and its Attorney-General and adjourned hearing on the suit until May 26.

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