People’s Democratic Party, PDP caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday described recent comments of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami as embarrassing and misleading.
Leader of the caucus and House Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor expressed worry that the comments of the AGF had become worrisome and embarrassing to Nigerians.
Ogor decried that Malami’s comments had mislead INEC and indeed Nigerians to go and continue with election where someone had died.
He explained that Section 33 of the INEC Act, which the AGF stated that there for substitution of candidate was totally wrong.
Ogor stated that Malami was acting as AGF of a political party and not of a country, adding that he should have approached the Supreme Court to seek clarification on the matter.
He further pointed out that the hour and time for primary had come and gone and called on the AGF to withdraw his statement for the interest of democracy.
“The AGF should seek clear interpretation of the constitution so he can be guided properly. We have major situation in our hands and we must thread carefully.
“He is usurping the powers of the court because he has no power to interpret the laws of the land. The situation is quite embarrasing to say the least.
“In a situation like this, the best approach is to seek clear interpretation of the law. But for the AGF to take a specific position is unfortunate. He should withdraw the statement”, Ogor stated.


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