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HOR Hails Supreme Court Over Judgement On Electoral Act



The House of Representatives has commended the Supreme Court over its judgement which dismissed the suit by President Muhammadu Buhari seeking to strike out section 84 (12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.

Speaking to newsmen on Friday, the spokesperson of the House, Benjamin Kalu hailed the apex court’s judges for being upright in their judgement.

Kalu said the expressed the happiness of the House of Reps with the Supreme Court judgement, adding that the House wasn’t expecting anything less because the judges were erudite scholars.

“This judgement is unequivocally embracing and heart-warming, it isn’t a victory for the House of Reps but a victory for the advancement of our democracy and the rule of law.

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“Let us celebrate this victory, the judiciary has added its own quota to the advancement of democracy, the Electoral Act, nation-building is a joint task,” he said.

The court had earlier said that Buhari lacked the power to instruct the National Assembly to enact or amend an act, adding that it violated the principle of separation of power.

According to the judgement, there’s no part of the constitution that makes the exercise of legislative power subject to the directive of the President.

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