Party Deregistration: INEC To Approach Supreme Court Over Conflicting Judgments

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it will approach the Supreme Court over conflicting Appeal Court judgements.

The commission in a statement on Monday, said it is in receipt of the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered today, 10/06/2020 in an appeal filed by ACD and 22 others relating to their deregistration by the commission.

In the judgement, the Court of Appeal held that the registration of ACD and 22 others is ultra vires to the powers of the commission and ordered the commission to reinstate them.

Precise Post recalls that in July 29, 2020 the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja in an appeal filed by the National Unity Party, (NUP) affirmed the power of the commission (INEC) to deregister political parties that fail to meet the constitutional threshold in section 225A.

Dissatisfied with the judgement, the National Unity Party lodged an appeal which is presently pending before the supreme court.

The INEC disclosed this via it’s twitter handle in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

See the statement released by INEC below:

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