SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS NULLIFICATION OF DEREGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES

THE SUPREME COURT HAS AFFIRMED THE NULLIFICATION OF THE 74 POLITICAL PARTIES DEREGISTERED BY THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION.

IN A JUDGMENT DELIVERED BY JUSTICE ADAMU JAURO, THE COURT AFFIRMED THAT THE DEREGISTRATION OF NUP, ONE OF THE 74 PARTIES, WAS DONE IN LINE WITH THE LAWS AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXTANT PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA 1999 AS AMENDED AND ELECTORAL ACT.

INEC, IN DEREGISTERING THE AFFECTED 74 POLITICAL PARTIES IN FEBRUARY, 2020 STATED THAT THEY FAILED TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.

IN ANOTHER JUDGMENT, THE SUPREME COURT DECLARED THE KATSINA STATE GOVERNMENT DISSOLUTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS IN JULY, 2015 AS ILLEGAL.

THE APEX ORDERED THAT DISSOLVED ELECTED COUNCIL OFFICIALS BE PAID ALL THEIR ENTITLEMENTS FROM THE DATE OF THEIR ILLEGAL DISSOLUTION TO THE DATE THEY WERE TO VACATE OFFICE.

THE COURT DESCRIBED THE ACT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AS ILLEGAL.

ALSO , THE APEX COURT DECLARED THE DISSOLUTION OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE LOCAL GOVERMENT IN OYO STATE AS ILLEGAL.

THE COURT ORDERED THE OYO STATE GOVERNMENT TO PAY ALL THE SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES OF THE ELECTED OFFICAILS FROM THE DATE OF THEIR ILLEGAL DISSOLUTION TILL THE END OF THEIR TENURE.

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