Electoral Act: Deletion Of Section 84(12): HURIWA Rejects Court Ruling, Files Stay Of Execution

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Civil rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), on Tuesday completed court processes asking the Federal High Court in Umuahia to stay execution of its earlier judgment ordering the deletion of Section 84(12) of the amended Electoral Act.

The group filed a stay of execution of the said judgment of the Federal High Court to enable them challenge the judgement at the Court of Appeal.

Section 84(12) of the amended Electoral Act bars political appointees at any level to vote or be voted for “at the Convention or Congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election”.

According to Justice Evelyn Anyadike, such a clause was unconstitutional.

HURIWA had on Monday through their counsel, Perfect Okorie, informed the court of the motion of Appeal filed to that effect.

Listed in the motion include the Attorney General of the Federation as defendant/respondent; Nduka Edede as Plantiff/Respondent.