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PDP Reps accuse AGF of misleading INEC on Kogi election

27 November 2015, 15:07

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over his comment on the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi State, reports NewsDay.

The caucus accused the AGF of misleading the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with his suggestion on how the poll should be concluded.

The PDP Reps at a press briefing on Thursday urged the AGF to withdraw the statement, which the group described as an embarrassment as it negated the spirit of the Constitution.

Also read: Presidency rules out fresh governorship election in Kogi

Leo Ogor, who doubles as the Caucus leader Minority Leader, said the comment was worrisome because the AGF lacked the capacity to interpret the law.

Ogor said the Supreme Court should rather be approached for proper interpretation.

Malami had on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would have to substitute its candidate for the purpose of the supplementary election, citing Section 221 of the Constitution and Section 33 of the Electoral Act.

Read more at  NewsDay.

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