The Court of Appeal has set aside the decision of the Federal High Court which said the National Assembly lacks the power to determine the sequence of elections.
The appellate court set aside the judgment which nullified the Electoral Act Amendment Bill altering sequence of elections.
The judgement means that The Presidential election will now come last instead of first as experienced in previous election
The Presidential election will now come last instead of first as experienced in previous election
The bill has been withdrawn by the sponsor, Senator Suleiman Nazif, who sponsored the bill on reorder of election.
The President needed to sign the bill before it becomes law but Buhari returned the bill to National Assembly for amendment.
Meanwhile, Senator Nazif has now came up with another amendment that governorship elections and States Assembly elections should come first
Dissatisfied with the new bill, the senators kicked against the proposal and so, before it becomes law, there must be amendment to the electoral law.
The law requires that the Bill must be sponsored and after the passage of bill, there must be Presidential assent.
Summarily, ElombahNews gathered that the essence of the judgement might be to assert that the National Assembly has powers to make laws on sequence of elections