LinkWithin

test

Post Top Ad

Your Ad Spot

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Court disagree with National Assembly ,nullifies Senate's change of Electoral sequence





Justice Ahmed Mohamed of the Federal High Court Abuja has disagree with the national Assembly  in re-ordering of electoral process set up by INEC come 2019. He therefore nullified  the lawsuit filed  before him this morning by National Assembly stating that only the INEC has the right  to organize and supervise elections including fixing dates and sequences and so the National Assembly has no powers to over-ride the actions of INEC.

The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) bill had adopted a reordered sequence of the 2019 general election, putting the presidential election last while that of the national assembly was to come first, followed by governorship and state houses of assembly.

According to Justice Mohammed ,the 1999 constitution empowers only INEC to organize and supervise elections including fixing dates and sequences and so the National Assembly has no powers to over-ride the actions of INEC.
The re-ordered sequence of elections has caused a lot of ripples in the Senate. Recall that Senator Omo-Agege was suspended after he protested the re-ordering of the elections. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting infolink69