Activist Okiya Omtatah in court Challenging the Eligibility of Deputy President for nomination as Presidential Candidate.

Human Rights Activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court seeking a declaration that Section 43(5), (5A) and (6)(a), (c) (e) & (f) of the Elections Act, No. 24 of 2012 is unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid, null and void.

“I am seeking a declaration that any public officer, including a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate, “he added.

He wants a declaration that any public officer, including a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA must vacate office before nomination as a presidential candidate.

He wants a declaration that a sitting president, a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, and a sitting deputy governor CANNOT be elected to elective positions other than the ones they hold.

Okiya wants a declaration that a sitting president, a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, and a sitting deputy governor must vacate office before they can be elected to elective positions other than the ones they hold.

He wants an order quashing Section 43(5), (5A) and (6) of the Elections Act, No. 24 of 2012.

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