Tuesday, 30 July 2013

You Dont Have Power To De-Register Any Political Party; Court Tells INEC

The Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside last year's de-registration of the Fresh  Democratic Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Presiding Judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who struck out INEC's action of December 6th 2012, berated the Commission for taking such action without giving the party a hearing.

The court also accused the National Assembly of engaging in legislative despotism by amending the 2010 Electoral Act which gave INEC powers to de-register political parties.

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