Electoral Act 2022 Clause 84 (12): When two elephants fight

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Human Right Activists to protest at National Assembly, 36 states over the passage of Electoral Act

Human Right Activists to protest at National Assembly, 36 states over the passage of Electoral Act

By Magnus Onyibe

The most appropriate note on which to commence this dialogue on the controversial clause 84(12) of the much-debated and anticipated electoral act 2022 is by adopting the aphorism when two elephants fight, the grass suffers.

The reasons for applying the elephants’ metaphor may not be obvious. But it is simply because the final battle in the war to reform our country’s electoral system was between the all-powerful governors’ forum currently led by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor on one side and the National Assembly, with Ahmad Lawan, the senate president and Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives as leaders of National Assembly, NASS, on the other side.

I will dwell further on the victor and vanquished aspects of the epic battle between both gladiators in the course of this discourse. But at this juncture, it is pertinent that we first of all focus on the commendable leadership sagacity exhibited by president Mohammadu…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper