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Supreme Court dismisses Buhari’s lawsuit against National Assembly



The Supreme has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the National Assembly challenging the legality of the controversial Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

Supreme Court dismisses Buhari's lawsuit against National Assembly

Supreme dismisses Buhari’s lawsuit against National Assembly

The Apex held that President Muhammadu Buhari, having assented to the Electoral on February 25, 2022, has no power to turn around to challenge the legality of the Electoral Act.

In a judgment prepared and just delivered by Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, the action of Buhari in instituting the case was declared as a gross abuse of court.

The Apex said that the President by the suit sought to approbate and reprobate at the same time and that such must not be allowed.


Besides, the held that Buhari had no power under any law to dictate to the National Assembly on law-making.

The unanimous verdict held that Buhari having participated in the making of the Electoral Act by his assent, lacked Constitutional Powers to come up to challenge same.

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