FILE PHOTO: INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a press convention in Abuja on February 14, 2020. Photographs: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.
A Federal Excessive Court docket presided over by Justice Anwuli Chikere has restrained Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) from deregistering 31 political events.
Justice Chikere, in her ruling in Abuja on Monday, mentioned having did not counter the applying by the candidates, the affected political events had the authorized proper which have to be protected.
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In an interlocutory movement between Superior Congress of Democratic (ACD) and two others versus the Legal professional Basic of the Federation and one other, the candidates had on October 30, 2019, approached the courtroom in search of safety.
INEC had earlier on February 6 deregistered 74 political events for failing to win elections.
Chairman of the fee, Professor Mahmood Yakubu had disclosed that the motion was carried out after a evaluation of the efficiency of political events after the 2019 basic elections to see which events qualify to exists.