President Muhammadu Buhari tells Federal High Court he did not order Senate to remove contentious Section 84 (12) from amended Electoral Act, 2022.
Written by News Room on May 1, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he did not order the Senate to remove the contentious Section 84 (12) from the amended Electoral Act, 2022.
Contrary to the claims of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a suit instituted against him and 12 others on the Electoral Act, the President said he only expressed reservations and concerns in respect of the aspect of the Electoral Act.
His position was contained in a counter-affidavit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja at the instance of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
In their joint counter-affidavit, President Buhari and Malami – a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), debunked the claims by the main opposition party; PDP in the suit.
The AGF explained that the President, on February 25, 2022, gave proper, full, and unconditional assent to the amended Electoral Act.