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Reps to report Judge who empowered Malami to delete a section of the amended electoral act to NJC

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Reps to report Judge who empowered Malami to delete a section of the amended electoral act to NJC

The House of Representatives is considering reporting Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, to the National Judicial Council for nullifying the provisions of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

 

The members of the lower chamber of the national assembly who have resolved to appeal the judgement and have it upturned, have also asked Malami to allow the National Assembly to exercise its right to appeal the case.

 

The decision to report the judge to the NJC came after some lawmakers accused the judiciary and the executive of usurping the powers of the legislature during plenary on Wednesday March 23. 

 

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila revealed that he got to know about the case on the media, adding that the chamber was not served any notice.

 

Admitting that President Buhari was rightly advised to approach the National Assembly for amendment of the Act, the speaker stated that he won’t sit back and allow the parliament to be ridiculed under his watch.

 

Wondering why the National Assembly was joined in the suit and the judgment was secured from a court in Umuahia, he added that the parliament must appeal the judgment and ensure that it is set aside.

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