Electoral Amendment Bill

Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami SAN seeking to void the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022. In a judgment on Friday, a seven-member panel of the apex court, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, was unanimous in holding that President Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions. The court upheld all the grounds of objection raised by the National Assembly, through its lawyer, Dr. Olukayode Ajulo,…
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New Electoral Law: Rev Daniel Imo Reveals Implication, Gives Insight

New Electoral Law: Rev Daniel Imo Reveals Implication, Gives Insight

There were frenzy and hysterical, at some points, terrifying calls, from virtually every civil society group, and rightfully so, for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended electoral law. Thank God he assented to and ultimately, signed the bill into law, with a caveat to the deletion of Clause 84 (12) which ultra vires the Nigerian Constitution. Let's not extrapolate the debate on hypothetical assumptions. What does the new electoral law mean to our democracy? What are its strengths and weaknesses? How do we ameliorate its "weaknesses," if any, and exploit the potency of the new law for democratic gains?…
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Electoral Act: Dr Chidia Maduekwe applauds Buhari, 9th NASS, rallies Abians

Electoral Act: Dr Chidia Maduekwe applauds Buhari, 9th NASS, rallies Abians

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NIGERIAN FILM CORPORATION (NFC), DR. CHIDIA MADUEKWE HAS EXPRESSED HIS GRATITUDE TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI FOR SIGNING THE REWORKED ELECTORAL AMENDMENT ACT OF 2021. While appreciating President Buhari, the Film Corporation Chief also extended his appreciation to the members and leadership of the 9th National Assembly describing their legislative efforts towards the newly signed bill as historical to the democratic process of the Nation. Taking to his official twitter handle @DrCMaduekwe , stated that with the presidential assent into law the amended Electoral Bill on Friday, will further entrench confidence of the…
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Buhari signs Electoral Amendment Bill into law

Buhari signs Electoral Amendment Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 into law. The signing ceremony took place inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 12:30 pm on Friday. Among those present, while the President was assenting to the bill includes the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Mahmood Yakubu; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan among others. The assent is coming a few days after a coalition of civil society organisations staged a protest to compel the president to assent to the amended document.
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Buhari won’t sign Electoral Bill if amended for selfish interest – Malami

Buhari won’t sign Electoral Bill if amended for selfish interest – Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has hinted that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), may withhold assent from the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill if it is considered to have proposals based on personal interests. According to the minister, the bill, which the National Assembly transmitted to the Presidency the second time on Monday last week, just got to him on Monday for legal advice. Malami made this known while appearing on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television which our correspondents monitored on Monday. Buhari had withheld assent to the…
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