Senate to appeal ruling nullifying Section 84(12) of Electoral Act
Written by on March 23, 2022
The Senate on Wednesday vowed to appeal a court judgement that nullified Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
In a unanimous decision at plenary, the red chamber resolved to “appeal the judgment for the Court to set the judgment aside”
Coming under Order 42 of the Senate Standing Orders on Personal Explanation, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, PDP, Rivers East during plenary, challenged the judgement of the court on Section 84(12).
Citing Section 4 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Sekibo noted that the National Assembly is empowered by virtue of its provisions to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of Nigeria.