Electoral Act: Senate not Aware of Court Judgment on Section 84 (12) – Senator Ajibola Basiru
The Senate said on Friday that it was not aware of any court judgment which struck out the controversial Section 84 (12) from the newly amended Electoral Act 2022.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, stated this while responding to a question put to him on the matter by THISDAY in Abuja.
The Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, had earlier on Friday, ordered that Section 84 (12) should be deleted from the newly amended Electoral Act 2022.
President Muhammadu Buhari had penultimate week, written to the National Assembly, urging it to delete the controversial section by a way of amendment.
The two chambers of the federal parliament refused the presidentâ€™s request by voting against it.
However, the court in a judgment delivered by Justice Evelyn Anyadike, held that the section was unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.
The judge said it ought to be struck down as it could not stand since, â€œit is in violation of the clear provisions of the constitutionâ€