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Supreme Court To Rule On Buhari’s Suit Against NASS Today



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The Supreme Court will today deliver judgement on a suit involving the 9th National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Naija News understands that the case to be heard argued the legality or otherwise of the controversial section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022 with the Supreme Court of Nigeria to deliver its judgment.

A notice for the hearing which may lead to the final verdict of the court was seen this morning, noting that the apex court will make its position known this morning.

The notice as sighted by Daily Post, revealed the parties involved have all been invited to appear before the court today for their judgment.

Naija News understands that President Buhari and AGF Malami had filed the suit at the Supreme Court, seeking an interpretation of the controversial clause in the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.

In the suit filed on April 29, Buhari and Malami, who are the plaintiffs, listed the National Assembly as the sole defendant.

Section 84 (12) has been a subject of intense litigation and political debate in Nigeria since President Buhari signed the amended Electoral Act 2022 into law in February this year.

It could be recalled that hours after consenting to the law, Buhari wrote to the parliament demanding them to delete the controversial clause in the Electoral Act, but the National Assembly declined the president’s request.

According to Section 84 (12) of the legislation, “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”

Details on the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling would be made available on Naija News soon.

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