Court restrains NASS from acting on Electoral Bill

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday restrained the National Assembly and other parties in a suit challenging the legitimacy of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, from acting on the Bill pending the next hearing on the matter.

The Bill, which seeks to alter the sequence of next year’s general election as earlier announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

However, Justice Ahmed Mohammed in a ruling on Wednesday, ordered parties in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/232/2015, filed by Accord Party (AP) not to take steps that could affect the res (subject) of the suit.

AP filed the suit on March 7 and is challenging the constitutionality of the ‎ongoing amendment of the Electoral Act by the Nation Assembly.

Justice Mohammed’s ruling was on the oral application filed by the plaintiff’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who urged the court to make a preservative order to protect the res when it became obvious that his client’s motion was not ripe for hearing.

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