Electoral Act: Supreme Court Dismisses Buhari, AGF's Suit Over Section 84(12)

6/24/2022 2:04:00 PM

Electoral Act: Supreme Court Dismisses Buhari, AGF’s Suit Over Section 84(12)

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Electoral Act : Supreme Court Dismisses Buhari , AGF’s Suit Over Section 84(12)

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,

In a judgment of the apex court by a seven-member panel, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, the justices were unanimous in holding that Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions.

The court, which upheld the objections raised by the National Assembly and other defendants in the suit, declined to determine it on merit but declared that the Supreme Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear it and that the suit was an abuse of court process.

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In a judgment of the apex court by a seven-member panel, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, the justices were unanimous in holding that Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions. The court, which upheld the objections raised by the National Assembly and other defendants in the suit, declined to determine it on merit but declared that the Supreme Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear it and that the suit was an abuse of court process. More to follow…. Justice Emmanuel Agim, in the lead judgment, held that it was an attack on the democratic principle of Separation of Powers for the President to seek to direct/request the Legislature to make a particular law or alter any law. By John Chuks Azu Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:58:39 GMT The Supreme Court has struck our the suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, seeking an interpretation of the controversial Section 84(12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022. “The President lacks the power to direct the National Assembly to amend or enact an act.. The CJN may be right, based on facts available to him as the head of the third arm of government.

it violates the principle of separation of powers. “There is no provision in the constitution that vests the president the power to challenge the constitutionality or desirability of a legislation after he has assented or denied his assent. There is no part of the Constitution that makes the exercise of legislative powers subject to the directive of the President,” the apex court held. RELATED .