Court bars INEC from deregistering 31 political parties

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 31 political parties.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had on February 6th announced that the commission de-registered 74 political parties out of existing 92 for not satisfying the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution.

Yakubu said the decision was taken by the commission in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

“The political parties were deregistered because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections, ” Yakubu said

He further explained that the Fourth Alteration to the Constitution (Section 225A) empowered INEC to deregister political parties.

But ruling on Monday, Justice Chikere said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected.

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Janet Asuo Omini
1 month ago

Very soon Nigeria government will be running on monopoly system. 92 parties and we are focus on just 2 of them


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Hmmm INEC ooooh


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Captain Peter
1 month ago

why 31 na


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Princwill
1 month ago

Inec ownndon tooo much


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92 is ok iiiii ghhfd thug FG c


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Salihu Mohammed
1 month ago

Serious 9ja give na wawo


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Ayomide Rahmon
1 month ago

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Musa
1 month ago

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Augustine
1 month ago

Brutal this


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Emmanuel Kana
1 month ago

Wrong idea


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Why 31th nah 


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Dike Emmanuel
1 month ago

It's too much of INEC, seems that out of about 92 political parties, about 2 or thereabout are well focused on while others are nothing to be said of. Rather than this action, all parties should be brought to limelight in the government of the country and knowledge of the citizens for there are many people who haven't got to know that there are these others.


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Why 31  na


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Olawunmi
1 month ago

I think Court should allow INEC


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Too many people


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Emdee
1 month ago

Oh yeah ooo


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