Nigerian court finds that de-registration of political party was within electoral commission's constitutional powers

By Robert Egbe, 25 May
Staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) (photo credit: GPA Photo Archive/flickr)
Staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) (photo credit: GPA Photo Archive/flickr)
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lawfully de-registered the National Unity Party (NUP) as a political party in Nigeria. Justice Taiwo Taiwo found that INEC validly exercised its powers in Section 225A of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), when it terminated NUP’s political party status. He held that the party provided no evidence that it met the criteria for it not to be de-registered.
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