• April 13, 2021

INEC, Judiciary Have Been More Independent Under Buhari Than Under Previous Administrations – AGF Malami

By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to implementing electoral reforms in Ngeria, according to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who disclosed this on Tuesday, during an electoral town hall event organized by YIAGA.

According to the AGF, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the judiciary have been more independent under President Buhari’s administration than under his predecessors, citing Zamfara as an example of a case where INEC’s position as an umpire with exclusive rights to determine constitutional compliance of a political party, in terms of fielding a candidate, was respected.

Malami also noted that under the Buhari government, the independence of the judiciary to determine the legality of electoral processes had not been interfered with.

Speaking on the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act, which the National Assembly has promised to pass its amendment by the end of the year, Mr. Malami assured that President Buhari was ready to give his assent, if the proposed amendment does breach any constitutional provision.

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