By Ishaq Hardawa
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of Justice would effect the Court judgement on section 84(2) of the Electoral act as amended in line with the dictates of the law and the spirit of the judgement.
This is contained in a statement signed by the special assistance on media and public relations office of the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of Justice Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu.
The statement explain that judgement of the court will be recognized by the Government printers in printing the Electoral act.
According to the statement the Act will be gazetted factoring the effect of the judgement into consideration and deleting the constitutionally offensive provision accordingly.
“The provision of section 84(2) if the Electoral Act 2022 is not part of our law and will be so treated accordingly.
The statement further stated that 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 judgement of the Federal High Court, among others, to be enforced.
It could be recalled that the Federal High Court Umuahia has struck down section 84(2) of the Electoral act 2022 as amended and directed Attorney General of the Federation and minister of Justice to delete the section from the New Electrol Act.
With this development political appointees willing to contests will now remain in office till 30 days to election before they resigned.