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JUST IN: Supreme Court joins Rivers AG, Speaker in suit by Buhari, Malami

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The Supreme Court has granted the application by the Rivers Attorney General and Speaker to be made defendants in the suit by President Muhammmadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) seeking to void Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

A seven-member panel, led by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, granted the application, which was not opposed by plaintiffs’ lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) and lawyer to the National Assembly (earlier listed as the sole defendant), Kayode Ajulo.

The court ordered parties to file and exchange all necessary processes on or before next Wednesday and adjourned till Thursday for hearing.

Lawyer to the new defendants, Emmanuel Ukala (SAN) said his clients believed they needed to be made a party in the case because they would be affected one way or the other by the outcome.

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