Legal Nigeria

National Assembly to appeal judgment voiding Electoral Act Section 84 (12)

•‘Court can’t stop lawmaking’

By Sanni Onogu, Tony Akowe And Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

The National Assembly yesterday resolved to appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, that voided Section 84(12) of the newly signed Electoral Act.The resolutions followed two separate motions moved in the Senate and the House of Representatives by Senator George Sekibo and Sada Soli

Members of the House also vowed to show their displeasure by takiing Justice Evelyn Anyadike, who delivered the judgment before the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Justice Anyadike, in the judgment last week held that the Section of the Act was “unconstitutional