Appeal Court Upholds Deregisteration of HDP, Reaffirms INEC’s Power To Deregister Political Parties

…Says earlier judgment affirming deregisteration of NUP is landmark

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed the Appeal filed by Hope Democratic Party challenging the Judgment of Federal High Court which upheld the power of INEC to deregister the party.

Justices Bitrus Sanga, Lokulo Sodipe and Oniyangi in a uninanimous decision adopted its judgment in NUP(National Unity Party)which is on fours with the case put forward by the Hope democratic Party.

This Appeal Court latest Judgment have once again reaffirmed for a second time at the Appeal Court level INEC’s power to deregister the 74 parties.

This Judgment reinforces INEC position on the Deregisteration of the 74 parties and their decision to Appeal the conflicting Judgments from same Appeal court in favour of 22 of the deregistered parties.

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