Judiciary

Supreme Court declares Buhari’s Executive Order 10 void, unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Friday declared Executive Order 10 (EO10) issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on the funding of State Judiciary and Legislature as void and unconstitutional.

The verdict was a result of a split decision by six out of the seven members of the panel. The majority of the panel agreed that the President exceeded his constitutional powers in issuing the EO10 and that it was not the responsibility of the Federal Government to fund the capital and recurrent expenditures of the superior courts created for States under Section six of the Constitution.

The judgment was on the suit filed by the 36 States against the FG on the funding of the Judiciary and the constitutionality of the EO10.

All the seven members agreed that the States were not entitled to be refunded all they have spent before now to maintain those courts.

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