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AGF respects court order, deletes Section 84(12) from Electoral Act



President Muhammadu Buhari signs the Electoral Act as Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila look on Electoral Act

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice says it will proceed to delete Section 84 (12) from the Electoral Act following a court order.

In a statement signed by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media, the Electoral Act will be gazetted thereafter.

“The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will accordingly give effect to the Court judgment in line with the dictates of the law and the spirit of the judgment,” the statement said.

“The judgment of the Court will be recognized by the Government printers in printing the Electoral Act.


“The Act will be gazetted factoring the effect of the judgment into consideration and deleting the constitutionally offensive provision accordingly.

The AGF’s office added that, “The provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022 is not part of our law and will be so treated accordingly.

“This is in line with the dictates of chapter 7, Part 4, Section 287 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) on enforcement of decisions that makes it a point of duty and obligation on all authorities and persons to have the judgment of the federal High Court, among others, to be enforced.

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