- The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has revealed his position regarding the forthcoming general elections
- According to the Minister of Justice, the Electoral Act of 2022, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, would guarantee a successful outing of the 2023 exercise
- Meanwhile, the presidential and National Assembly elections are slated for Saturday, February 25 and March 11, 2023
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The Electoral Act of 2022, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2022, laid the groundwork for free, fair and credible elections on Saturday, February 25 and March 11, 2023.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made this assertion at the 67th session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Malami certain of credible polls, reveals how
Malami’s claim comes barely 48 hours before the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 25.
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According to the AGF, the Act embodies enough legislative, political and administrative reforms to ensure smooth electoral processes in 2023 and subsequent elections, a report by The Punch confirmed.
He noted that the legislation has also restricted foreign interference through illicit financial flows.
Court stops popular APC gov, security agencies from arresting PDP Reps candidate, gives fresh order
In another development, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja has restrained Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State from arresting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate, Ikenga Ugochinyere.
Justice Adepoju, in a new ruling, okayed substituted service of the court order and other processes in the matter on Governor Uzodinma and other Respondents, cited as 1st to 7th Respondents in the suit marked: FCT/HC/GWD/CV/41/ 2023.
In his suit before the court, the PDP candidate alleged a plot to arrest and frame him with trumped-up charges.
2023: “Saturday’s poll not worth blood of any Nigerian,” Influential Journalist tells Politicians
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a journalist with Nigeria's leading newspaper, Arogbonlo Israel, has cautioned politicians to desist from any act of violence that may lead to the death of any Nigerian during the polls.
According to him, "no Nigerian should kill or maim himself or herself because of the ambition of any power-drunk politician".
The peace ambassador stated this in a press release on Thursday, February 23, while reacting to suspicious traces of violence that may mar the polls in the country.