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Electoral Act: Tonye Princewill hails court judgment

Tonye Princewill

A member of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill says he is not surprised that the court overruled the National Assembly regarding when appointees wishing to run for office should resign.

He said there is no greater truth than abiding by what the constitution says.

Prince Tonye Princewill said that section of the amended electoral Act contradicts the constitution as pointed out by the court.

He explained that if the Constitution has taken care of appointees running for office, by asking them to resign thirty days to an election, there was no basis for the National Assembly to insert the same provision in the Electoral Act.

On the judgment of a Federal Capital Territory FCT High Court which vacated the injunction against the March 26 national convention of the APC, Princewill said the ruling party would emerge stronger.

“It is a very just outcome to a necessary process for the continued evolution of an institutional vehicle, like the APC. While others may have worried, I didn’t flinch.

“People would do well to listen. What we have seen with Soludo is the tip of the iceberg. A new strain of governance is coming.”

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