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Electoral Act:Supreme Court Set Aside Buhari’s Lawsuit Against The National Assembly



Electoral Act: Supreme Court Set Aside Buhari’s Lawsuit Against The National Assembly


Supreme Court Set Aside Buhari's Lawsuit Against The National Assembly


The Supreme Court has set aside a suit brought against the National Assembly challenging the constitutionality of the contentious Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.


The Supreme Court ruled that Buhari has no authority to challenge the legality of the Electoral Act after signing the Electoral Bill on February 25, 2022.

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Buhari’s action in instituting the case was declared a gross abuse of court in a judgment prepared and just delivered by Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim.


The Apex Court ruled that the President’s suit attempted to approbate and reprobate at the same time, which was not permitted.


Furthermore, the court ruled that Buhari lacked the legal authority to order the National Assembly to pass legislation.

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The unanimous decision held that Buhari lacked constitutional powers to challenge the Electoral Act because he had participated in its creation through his assent.


This is a developing story, more is to come…