A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, stopped the National Assembly from taking further action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari had yesterday declined putting assent to the bill pending the determination of a suit that was filed before it by Accord Party.
The court, in a ruling delivered by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ruled that all asked parties in the matter to maintain status quo antebellum, “at least between now and the next adjourned date.”
The presiding judge invoked section 6(6) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, which according to him, empowered the court to protect the Res (subject matter) of the substantive suit pending before it.
Justice Mohammed adjourned the case till Tuesday next week.