President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, have filed a suit at the Supreme Court, seeking an interpretation of Section 84, Sub-Section 12 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.
In a suit filed on April 29, the President and AGF, who are the Plentiffs, listed the National Assembly as the Sole detendant.
They are seeking an order of the Apex Court to strike out the Section of the Electoral Act, saying it is inconsistent with the nation’s constitution.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly has countered the suit, opposing the request of the President and the AGF to strike it out.
The Assembly’s position is contained in a counter-affidavit filed by the counsel to the National Assembly, Kayode Ajulo, today at the Apex Court in Abuja.
In the suit, the National Assembly insisted that the Court cannot be invoked to amend the provision of any law validity made by lawmakers in the exercise of their legislative powers, as granted by the constitution.