Sen. Babba. Kaita from Katsina said he will personally appeal the judgement of the Uma-Ahia high court, which instructed the Attorney General of the federation and Minister for Justice Abubakar Malami to delete some sections of the amended electoral act 2022.
Kaita in a media chat said, one person who feels he is bigger than Nigeria cannot hold the nation to ransom in fulfillment of his personal political ambition.
A federal High Court in Uma-Ahia instructed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice to delete section 84(12) of the electoral act 2022 as amended.
The section provides that, a candidate contesting for a position in the forthcoming 2023 election and holding an appointment must resign six months to the election time.
But Senator Babba Kaita said even if other members of the national assembly have refused to challenge the decision of the high court, he will personally go to the court and appeal the judgement of the Uma-Ahia high court.
He said Malami as the Attorney General does not have the power to delete any law promulgated by the members of National Assembly, noting that Nigeria is not his private apartment and is bigger than him.
“The highest thing a court can do about a law if it is enacted is to make a pronouncement that a certain decision is right or wrong and where it is wrong the law will be brought back to the legislatures for amendment”.
Babba Kaita added further that, the intention of Malami is not to delete that portion which says person that wanted to contest for any position shall resign (6) months to the election time alone but also that other one which says those appointees who wanted to contest shall not be delegates.
He said the wisdom is to block state Governors who take advantage of their appointees and turn them to delegate and deny the real elective delegates from political participation.
He added that those affected by these sections are all aspiring to contest for different posts, and they are scared of going to election because they knew they can’t make it.
He stated further that, for long, these crop of politicians have been playing a hide and seek game to the Nigerians there by preventing the appropriate people the opportunity to vote for competent persons.
He added that they will test the grounds relied on often by the lower court to issue the order to the Attorney General and also insisted that when the appeal is filed, they would seek for an order of the appellate court to allow the provisions of the electoral acts to stand pending the determination of the matter by the Supreme court of Nigeria.
If the Supreme Court said they are right, then so be it, but of says we are right even if they are elected in to their respective positions they must step down.