Electoral Act: We Have No Powers To Challenge Reps – INEC
The news that INEC would head to the Supreme Court to challenge the lawmakers’ amendment of the electoral act is untrue.
The National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi, says the news is hearsay and just a reporter’s interpretation of the agency’s stand.
The House of Reps had made ammendments to the effect that the order of the election would be changed and that has been met with heavy criticism.
Many Nigerians believe the lawmakers have other selfish motives but speaking on a live TV programme on Wednesday, Soyebi affirmed that they are in order.
“We don’t challenge the law because that’s exactly what going to court is all about. If a law is propogated, we have no rights to challenge that particular law.
“We cannot, because we are a creation of the law too,” he said.
He went on to explain that the Independent National Electoral Commission had studied the law as well and realized that the amendment is constitutional.
“We looked at the constitution and discovered that we are told to conduct elections according to the constitution and the electoral act.
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