The Federal High Court in Abuja has retrained President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly from interfering with the recently amended Electoral Act 2022. Justice Inyang Ekwo, during a ruling on an ex parte application by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), agreed that the Electoral Act has become a valid law and cannot be changed without following due processes. Justice Inyang further ruled that the validity of any existing law is only amendable in a court of competent jurisdiction. The PDP has also applied for an order to restrict the National Assembly from giving effect to the President’s request to remove Section 84 (12) from the Electoral Act or take any step that is expected to make the provision inoperative pending the resolution of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction. The matter is scheduled to be heard on 21 March 2022.
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