Again, Court affirms INEC's power to deregister political parties

Again, Court affirms INEC's power to deregister political parties

- Again, the federal high court in Abuja has ruled that INEC has the power to deregister political parties

- The court had earlier given a similar ruling last week affirming the electoral body's power to carry out such duties

- In another ruling on Friday, June 5, the court said the party failed to show that the exercise of its powers to be deregistered

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, June 5 again dashed the hope of the 74 political parties deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to regain their registration.

The court in its ruling declared that INEC acted within the ambit of the law in deregistration of the parties.

This is coming a couple of days after the same court affirmed INEC powers to deregister parties and upheld that the deregistration of the National Unity Party was lawfully done.

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Again, Court affirms INEC's power to deregister political parties

With the latest ruling, it is hoped that INEC can concentrate on the forthcoming off-cycle elections in the country
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In a separate ruling on another petition filed by Hope Democratic Party, Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo again ruled in favour of the INEC

In his earlier ruling, Justice Taiwo held that the deregistration of the political parties was lawfully done in exercise of vested constitutional powers of the INEC.

The court also held that the party failed to show that the exercise of its powers to be deregistered.

Hence the court came to the conclusion that the party failed to prove its case and the issues for determination cannot be determined in its favour and the reliefs it sought could not be granted to it.

By this judgment, only 18 political parties will be participating in the Edo and Ondo state governorship elections.

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Recall that foremost election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy recently commended INEC's decision to deregister the 74 political parties.

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Before now, Nigeria had 92 active political parties whose candidates were vying for public offices.

Meanwhile, as the Edo and Ondo governorship elections approach, INEC has directed participating political parties planning to adopt the direct mode of primary elections to submit their membership register to the commission.

This was the position of the electoral body during a virtual meeting with political party leaders by INEC's national chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Monday, June 1.

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