JUST IN: INEC Wins As Court Declares Deregistration Of 74 Political Parties Valid
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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed the Power of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provisions of the law particularly Section 225 A of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
In a judgment delivered by Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo in the Suit filed by the National Unity Party, one of the 74 parties deregistered by INEC in February affirmed that the constitutional power of the electoral commission and the reasons given by the Commission for the deregisteration of parties are valid,in conformity with the law , sacrosanct and could not be affected by the fact of anticipated Local govt elections by some states which dates were not fixed, certain or even ascertainable.
The Court held that the deregistration of National Unity Party and other 73 as political parties in Nigeria was lawfully done in exercise of vested constitutional powers of INEC in accordance with Section 225A of the 1999 Constitution.