May 26, 2018

You have no power to reorder election sequence, court tells National Assembly (ThisDay)

You have no power to reorder election sequence, court tells National Assembly (ThisDay)

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday told the National Assembly that it lacks power to dictate to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) the sequence of elections, particularly the 2019 general election.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed also held that it was the sole responsibility of INEC to conduct, fix date and determine the sequence of elections in the country. Delivering judgment in a suit challenging the electoral amendment bill 2018, the court held that the National Assembly clearly acted in breach of the principle of separation of power. Read more

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