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Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by IsThisChange: 6:04am On Dec 04
Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political parties ask court to stop presidential assent

Three political parties, on Monday, approached the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking an order of the court to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from assenting to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018.


The three political parties are; Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, (APDA), Allied Peoples Movement, (APM) and Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, (MRDD).


They also want a declaration of the court that assenting the bill would truncate the 2019 general election.

Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Dapo Otitoju who filed the process on behalf of his clients told newsmen that they had two questions for the court to determine.

“Whether the president can proceed to assent the Electoral Act amendment Bill 2018, forwarded to him by the National Assembly to be used to conduct the 2019 general election when there is no adequate time for the manifestion of the proposed act.

“Whether assenting to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018, now will not truncate the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) from ensuring proper conduct of the 2019 general election.”

This, according to the plaintiffs is considering the fact that the notice of election was initiated in line with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

In an affidavit in support of the originating summons, Mr Shitu Kabir, Presidential Candidate of APDA deposed that act had been used by political parties to conduct primaries into political elective offices for 2019.

Kabir further deposed that amending the act that had been used for primary elections in preparation for the 2019 general elections would engender confusion in the electoral process.

According to him, assenting the bill will truncate the electoral process which has already began.

“I know as a fact that the bill will provide for electronic transmission of results from polling unit to collation centres.

“I know that there is no way the electorate who are not educated in this area can assimilate the act of electoral voting and transmission in less than two months to the general elections.

“As a candidate, I know as a fact that the level of education of the generality of the electorate is very low and they will be confused and this may lead to them being disenfranchised.

“That proper voters education and demonstration of electronic voting system is required to be done in all 36 states of the federation, the FCT and the 774 local government areas before such a bill can be introduced to the electoral process.”

The plaintiffs, however, said that they were not against the bill or the president giving his assent.

They maintained that they were only asking that assent to the bill should be withheld until after the 2019 elections to avoid manipulation of the process.

The suit which also has the Senate President, the Speaker, House of Representatives, the INEC Chairman and the Attorney-General of the Federation as defendants has however, not been assigned to a judge.(NAN)

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/electoral-amendment-bill-2018-3-political-parties-ask-court-to-stop-presidential-assent/amp/

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/12/electoral-amendment-bill-2018-3-political-parties-ask-court-to-stop-presidential-assent/amp/

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by IsThisChange: 6:07am On Dec 04
Lalasticlala buhari doing all things possible not to sign the bill.

No go work

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by ct2: 6:09am On Dec 04
we shall all make by God's grace ,this hustle no easy

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by wisino1(m): 6:09am On Dec 04
Why is buhari abi jubril afraid of the amended electoral act

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by omonaijiria: 6:10am On Dec 04
BMC oya come and defend your oga For sending his foot soldier's as usual to court.

Nowhere to hide again for buhari

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by cybertron88: 6:10am On Dec 04
All these yeye parties are just an appendage of the ruling party..SMH for what we call democracy in Nigeria.

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by Fuckyoumod: 6:11am On Dec 04
Just imagine.... Parties without a presidential candidate, parties without a single local Government office anywhere in Nigeria.

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by IsThisChange: 6:11am On Dec 04
wisino1:
Why is buhari abi jubril afraid of the amended electoral act

Buhari is afraid because signing the bill will prevent the usage of incident form

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by IsThisChange: 6:12am On Dec 04
Say no to 2019 election rigging

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by desiignerr: 6:14am On Dec 04
ATIKU in USA cool

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by Magalan: 6:14am On Dec 04
An Electoral bill perfect for deepening democracy is what is systematically being stalled.

What is more perfect that transmitting electoral results digitally from the polls and backed up digitally aswell as done with most developed nations?

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by Nbote(m): 6:14am On Dec 04
All dis political parties funded by the same ppl to always create diversion and make noise upandan while they perfect their plans to manipulate d elections

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by helinues: 6:14am On Dec 04
They are wasting their time

Same party with different name
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by israelmao(m): 6:15am On Dec 04
You cannot expect Buhari to sign his own "death warrant".

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by chrisxxx(m): 6:20am On Dec 04
There is
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by TheGreenLand: 6:20am On Dec 04
All for the good of tbe nation
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by TaiKuun(m): 6:23am On Dec 04
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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by chrisxxx(m): 6:23am On Dec 04
Buhari or doppleganger please let us avoid violence sign this bill. Let whoever lose be convinced of that and call the winner in the spirit of statesmanship.
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by braveboy64(m): 6:23am On Dec 04
Said Baba 2019 if we sane Nigerian don't vote Buhari wetin we gain

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by easynetsms(m): 6:24am On Dec 04
Ok

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by Tobyarab(m): 6:25am On Dec 04
Buhari the Mr Anti-corruption, the Mr Transparency. shameless.

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by artofseduction: 6:29am On Dec 04
Jubrin

These people are shameless.

That thing u people re fighting to protect will surely b exposed one day.

How can a sane human being be against electoral reform bill?

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by kenness(m): 6:32am On Dec 04
Good morning everyone
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by lesbiconverter: 6:43am On Dec 04
desiignerr:
ATIKU in USA cool
and Buhari is Jubril
Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by supportnija: 6:46am On Dec 04
IsThisChange:


Buhari is afraid because signing the bill will prevent the usage of incident form
Election is not a small to try anything two months to election, I can tell you that , Inec will start another preparation all over again

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by seunfly: 6:46am On Dec 04
Where were the legislooters since 2015? Why Amend something so delicate and complex as electoral bill at the last minute to election?

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Re: Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: 3 Political Parties Ask Court To Stop Presidentia by bkool7(m): 6:50am On Dec 04
The NASS is to blame solely for the delay in signing this bill. The question I have to lukewarm Atikulators is, ' Was Buhari 's excuses for not signing the bill tenable or not? '

A whole NASS with huge budget to aid it in doing its work cannot product an errorless document that it's the president that'll have to identify errors like cross referencing and ambiguities?


Everytime the presidency had identify certain errors I never hear the NASS complaining that his assertion is inaccurate. You pdp fan should have sense now

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