BREAKING: Supreme Court set to rule on controversial Electoral Act
The Supreme Court of Nigeria will issue its ruling on the validity or otherwise of the contentious section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022 today, on Friday.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the lawsuit of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, and the Minister of Justice filed against the National Assembly.
The apex court will announce its position this morning, according to a notice for the decision delivery that newsmen have just seen.
The notice, according to Daily Post, was served to Buhari and the National Assembly on Thursday, inviting them to appear before the court today for their judgment.
Furthermore, it was noted that the lawsuit is the only one up for determination at the moment.
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.
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.
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.”