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JUST IN: Court bars INEC from deregistering 31 political parties 

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from deregistering 31 political parties.

Justice Chikere, in her ruling, said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected.

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DAILY NIGERIAN reports that in an interlocutory motion with suit number: FHC//ABJ/ CS/444/19 between Advanced Congress of Democratic, ACD, and 2 others Vs. Attorney General of the Federation and another, INEC, the applicants had on Oct. 30, 2019, approached the court.

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NAN reports that INEC had, on Feb. 6, deregistered 74 political parties.


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