One of the candidates seeking to contest the seat of the president in the 2023 generel election, Chris Ngige, has said he doesn’t need to resign over section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
Ngige who is currently the minister of Labour, made this known in a televised interview in Lagos.
His statement comes following recent controversy over section 84 12 of the Electoral Act, which states that… quote …. “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.” End of quote.
According to Ngige, the section does not apply to him as he falls under the ‘public officer’ category in the constitution.
To shed more light on the matter, Liborous Oshoma Legal Practitioner, joins me now. thank you very much for joining us.