National Assembly, Others To Appear In Court Over Change Of Election Time Table

National Assembly, Others To Appear In Court Over Change Of Election Time Table
Nigeria National Assembly/ Photo credit: guardian.ng

The National Assembly changed the order of the 2019 general elections’ time table, after nearly Twelve months it was released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In reaction to the development, a Nigerian Lawer Chyma Anthony has filed a suit against the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Ibrahim Malami, in a Federal high court, Abuja.

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Anthony prayed the court in a suit numbered FHC/ABJ/CS/222/18, to describe between INEC and the Defendants, who should fix date for elections, considering the provisions of sections 76 and 132, 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Lawyer reportedly stressed that INEC and not the National Assembly, is the only body authorized to fix the respective dates for elections into the upper chamber and the lower chamber of the National Assembly, including office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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He added that the powers conferred on INEC by the Constitution cannot be taken away from it by  any body including the National Assembly.

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