The Home of Representatives has stated that it’s not conscious of the lawsuit searching for to take away a piece of the electoral act barring political appointees from contesting in elections.
LIB had reported that Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Umuahia, Abia State, declared Part 84(12) of the Electoral Act, unlawful. She declared the availability as conflicting with sections 66(1)(f), 107(1)(f), 137(1)(f) and 182(1)(f) of the 1999 Structure.
Reacting to the court docket judgement, spokesperson of the Home, Ben Kalu (APC, Abia) said that they weren’t conscious of the lawsuit and can’t react to the judgement as a result of it’s but to get an authorized copy.
He additionally stated the decrease chamber of the nationwide meeting has questions on who represented it in court docket.
“The Home was not conscious of this authorized matter. The Home was not served—whether or not we have been a mandatory get together or not. It is very important notice that it’s misplaced to touch upon the judgement that now we have not seen. We’re solely studying it on social media.
“The Senate had handled the invoice, however the Home continues to be ready for a authorized opinion on the problems raised by the President.
“We are going to prefer to know who served us, who represented us, when and all these technicalities”
The home of reps spokesperson additionally stated they are going to be within the interpretation of public servants as a result of they imagine political appointees are usually not public servants.
“Part 318 of the 1999 Structure defines who a public servant is. It doesn’t embody political appointees. We should be capable to differentiate between the 2”