JUST IN: Senate to write CJN over court judgment against election reordering amendment

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Nigerian Senate Chamber

The Senate has resolved to write the Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, to expressed their reservations against the judgment by a Federal High Court stopping the National Assembly from overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the amended Electoral Act.

Mr Buhari had written to both chambers of the National Assembly on his decision to withhold assent to the controversial Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill which seeks to re-order the sequence of the 2019 general elections.

The Senate’s Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, moved a motion at the plenary on Thursday to state that the judgment amounted to “an abuse of the principle of separation of powers.”

He prayed that the Senate writes the CJN on the matter, which was unanimously granted.

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