FEDERAL HIGH COURT ORDERS INEC TO REGISTER SPN

November 28, 2017
PRESS STATEMENT

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole in a judgment delivered today has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) within 30days.

We of the SPN welcome the judgment, which confirms our democratic right to a freedom of association as a political party to participate in electoral processes with a socialist programme. We call on INEC to immediately obey the judgement.

The SPN has since September 10, 2014 challenged the INEC in court for its undemocratic refusal to register the party despite having fulfilled all constitutional and legal requirements including the payment of INEC-imposed One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00).

While we welcome the judgement, we hold that it is a sad commentary on the judicial system that a seemingly straight forward case lasted over three years. This is due to the systemic problem in the nation judiciary in addition to delay tactics of the INEC. We call on the government to adequately fund the judicial system and for a democratic control and management of the judiciary.

SPN extends its gratitude to Mr. Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika and the Citipoint Chambers for rendering the legal service at no cost to the party. We equally congratulate all party members, sympathisers and collaborators for their support and steadfastness thus far. This victory is for the long suffering working masses who have been yearning for a viable and genuine political alternative.

Chinedu Bosah
National Secretary

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EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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