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2023: Electoral law seeking appointees’ resignation doesn’t exist

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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and presidential aspirant, Godswill Akpabio, has declared that the part of the Electoral Act as amended which says electoral appointees should resign earlier than contesting for political positions doesn’t exist.

 

Showing on Channels TV’s Politics At the moment on Thursday Might 5, Akpabio stated the legislation is non-existent as a result of an Abia courtroom dominated that it was unconstitutional. 

 

The Minister stated; 

 

“By way of part 84(12), it speaks about elections. Should you want to go into main, it’s best to attempt to resign earlier than you go there.

“Even earlier than Mr. President signed the invoice, he had talked about that it was not according to the Nigerian structure which contemplates 30 days earlier than elections.

“So, irrespective of the act of parliament, irrespective of the legislation, the structure is superior to any act of parliament. Furthermore, it was shut down by a courtroom of competent jurisdiction someplace in Umuahia. So for now that legislation doesn’t exist.”

 

Akpabio added that he isn’t bothered concerning the legislation as a result of the structure supercedes it. He stated; 

 

“I might have been nervous about how the enchantment would go however for the structure. It will depend on the structure on the finish of the day. It’s not a constitutional modification”

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