Monday, February 17, 2020

INEC barred from de-registering 31 political parties


The Independent National Electoral Commission has been restrained from deregistering 31 political parties.

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court who presided over the interlocutory motion with suit number: FHC//ABJ/ CS/444/19 between Advanced Congress of Democratic (ACD) and 2 others Vs. Attorney General of the Federation and another (INEC), stated that the legal rights of the affected political parties has to be protected as the electoral commission failed to oppose the application by the applicants. 

Recall that INEC deregistered 74 political parties on February 6, for not meeting the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the Constitutional Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

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