Supreme Court Strikes Out Buhari’s Suit Against Section 84(12) Of Electoral Act

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Supreme Court Strikes Out Buhari’s Suit Against Section 84(12) Of Electoral Act

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has struck out a suit filed against the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari challenging the legality of section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

The Apex Court, in its ruling on Friday, held that President Buhari, having assented to the Electoral Bill on February 25, 2022, has no power to turn around to challenge the legality of the Electoral Act.

The Supreme Court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, declared the action of the President in instituting the case as a gross abuse of court.

According to the court, the President, by the suit, sought to approbate and reprobate at the same time and that such must not be allowed.

The Supreme Court also held that Buhari has no power under any law to dictate to the National Assembly on law-making.

The unanimous verdict held that Buhari, having participated in the making of the Electoral Act by his assent, lacked Constitutional powers to come up to challenge same.

 

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