FG considering all options including Legal Actions over Electoral Act Amendment request.

Written by on March 16, 2022

The Federal Government says all options available to it are currently being considered before a position will be taken on the Senate’s refusal to consider the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to delete section 84 (12) of the 2022 Electoral Act

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

He said that following the National Assembly’s rejection of the request, the Federal Government will consider either putting forward another request to the parliament for reconsideration, approaching the court, or accepting the law just as it is.

Malami further explained that even though it is the responsibility of the lawmakers to legislate, if it becomes necessary, the government will exploit other options available to it.

Seun Fakorede

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