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ELECTORAL ACT 84(12): COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT IN BUHARI, MALAMI SUIT

The Supreme Court on Thursday, reserved judgment in a suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation seeking to nullify section 84 (12) of the electoral act 2022.

Buhari and Malami filed their suit at the Supreme Court, seeking an interpretation of the controversial clause in the electoral amendment act 2022.

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Mr. Mohammed Datijjo said a later date for judgment would be communicated to the parties.

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The panel arrived at this conclusion, after taking arguments from Lawyers to the parties concerned and adopting of their final arguments.

At Thursday’s proceedings, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) brought applications, seeking to be joined as interested parties, but APGA later opted out by withdrawing its application, which was subsequently struck out by the Apex Court.

However, the Supreme Court allowed the NBA into the suit as a friend of the Court to offer its legal perspectives that will help guide the Apex Court in reaching a just determination of the matter.

 

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