The House of Representatives has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement in favour of the National Assembly.
Recall that the apex court in Nigeria on Friday struck out the suit by President Muhammadu Buhari asking it to void the provision of section 84 (12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.
The Spokesperson of the House, Rep. Benjamin Kalu hailed the judgement in Abuja while speaking with NAN.
The court had earlier said that Buhari lacked the power to instruct the National Assembly to enact or amend an act, adding that it violated the principle of separation of power.
According to the judgement, there’s no part of the constitution that makes the exercise of legislative power subject to the directive of the President.
Kalu said the House of Reps was happy with the Supreme Court judgement, adding that the House wasn’t expecting anything less because the judges were erudite scholars.
“This judgement is unequivocally embracing and heart-warming, it isn’t a victory for the House of Reps but a victory for the advancement of our democracy and the rule of law,” he said.
“Let us celebrate this victory, the judiciary has added its own quota to the advancement of democracy, the Electoral Act, nation-building is a joint task,” he said.