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Supreme Court reserves judgment over Electoral Act 2022

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The Supreme Court on Thursday 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.

The court will announce a date to the parties involved.

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On May 19, the apex court admitted an application filed by Rivers State to be joined in the suit.

Justice Musa Dattijo, who led the seven-member panel of the Justices of the apex court, allowed the joinder application that Rivers brought through the Speaker of its House of Assembly and its Attorney-General and adjourned the hearing on the suit until May 26.

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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.

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They are seeking an order of the apex court to strike out the section of the Electoral Act, saying it is inconsistent with the nation’s Constitution. (NAN)

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