Electoral Act: Deleting Section 84 (12) Work In Progress – Malami

The federal government has said the process of deleting section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022, is still on.

The attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the federal executive council meeting presided over President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Asked to give an update on the implementation of the ruling by a federal high court in Umuahia, Abia State, that ordered him to delete section 84 (12) of the amended electoral act, he said the process was being worked on by the concerned agencies.

He said, “The true position of it, in that respect, is that government printers, and indeed Law Reform Commission, among others, that are responsible for the codification and gazetting of our laws, are working naturally, hand in hand with the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of ensuring that what goes into our laws are indeed in line with the provision of the law.

“And above all, as you rightly stated, the possibility of an appeal is equally there. So, what I am saying in effect is that the deletion of section 84 Subsection 12 is a work in progress and is being considered as such.”

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