NASS hails Supreme Court verdict On Buhari, Malami suit

The National Assembly has praises the Supreme Court verdict on the suit filed by President Mohammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN.

The suit which seek to void the provision of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022 was on Friday unanimously thrown out by seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed.

The panel had in its judgment, on Friday, held that the President, having assented to the law, could not turn around to fault its provisions.Other members of the panel were Justices John Okoro, Amina Augie, Mohammed Garba, Abdu Aboki, and Ibrahim Saulawa.

The court upheld all the grounds of objection raised by the National Assembly, through its lawyer, Dr Olukayode Ajulo, against the competence of the suit, marked: SC/504/2022.

Reacting to the judgment on Friday, both chambers of the National Assembly told newsmen that the verdict had vindicated their position that the President lacks the powers to direct the legislature to amend the Act after it had been passed into law.

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