Senate, House of Reps to appeal ruling nullifying Section 84(12) of Electoral Act

Senate, House of Reps to appeal ruling nullifying Section 84(12) of Electoral Act

The Senate and the House of Representatives has decided to appeal the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, asking the Attorney General of the Federation to delete section 84(12) from the electoral act amendment bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The motion was sponsored by Senator George Sekibo (Rivers East) and co-sponsored by 80 other lawmakers.

Members of the two House expressed disappointment and displeasure with the judgement, which they said was aimed at ursurping the powers of lawmaking conferred on them by the 1999 Constitution as amended..

They also resolved to petition the National Judicial Council(NJC) about the conduct of the judge who gave judgement against the National Assembly even when they were not necessary parties to the suit.

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