The apex court in the country; the Supreme Court has today upheld the de-registration of 22 political parties carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
It will be recalled that INEC scrapped 74 political parties in 2020 based on their performance after the 2019 general election.
Delivering judgment in an appeal instituted by INEC against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ejembi Eko voided and set aside a judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division which had nullified the de-registration.
Justice Eko held that the Court of Appeal on its own (suo motu) raised the issue of lack of fair hearing in favor of the 22 scrapped parties and arrived at a conclusion without hearing from other parties in the matter.
Names of the 22 Political Parties
Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD)
Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP)
All Blending Party (ABP)
All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP)
Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD)
Change Advocacy Party (CAP)
Democratic People’s Congress (DPC)
Green Party of Nigeria (GPN)
Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN)
Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN)
New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGPA)
Nigeria For Democracy (NFD)
Peoples Coalition Party (PCP)
Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
People for Democratic Change (PDC)
Young Democratic Party (YDP)
Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP)
Save Nigeria Congress (SNC)
Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
United Democratic Party (UDP)
United Patriots (UP)
We The People of Nigeria (WTPN)