Federal High Court Affirms INEC Power To Deregister Parties

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again reaffirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to deregister political parties. Justice Taiwo Taiwo stated this on Friday while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Hope Democratic Party against the electoral umpire. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/katsina-unrest-president-buhari-meets-masari/ He insisted that INEC was empowered by the Constitution to deregister parties that failed to meet the provisions of Section 225(a). The HDP had filed the suit, asking the court to declare that INEC cannot deregister it as a political party except…

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INEC Set To Conduct Elections Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a policy to conduct elections despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He disclosed that the strategy tagged “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” would be released on Monday next week. Okoye explained that the policy would enable INEC officials and staff to handle the challenges of conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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