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COURT STOPS PRESIDENT BUHARI FROM TAMPERING WITH ELECTORAL ACT

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Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation, and the Senate President from tampering with the newly amended Electoral Act 2022.


The judge in a ruling on an ex-parte application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, agreed that the Electoral Act has become a valid law and cannot be tampered with without following due process of law.


Ekwo agreed with counsel to Pdp, James Onoja, that the proper place to challenge the validity of any existing law is a court of competent jurisdiction and also restrained all the defendants in the suit from removing section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act or preventing it from being implemented for the purpose of the 2023 general elections.


Buhari is sued along with the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice, Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker, House of Representative; Deputy Senate Leader and Deputy House of Representatives Leader, Clerk of the National Assembly, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa

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