IPAC to Challenge INEC
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says it will challenge in court the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister 74 political parties.
IPAC’s National Publicity Secretary, Ademola Babatunde made their position known on Friday in an interview with our correspondent Philip Nwelih.
Babatunde who described the move by INEC as irrational and unethical said the electoral umpire has never acted as unbiased. According to him, it is wrong for INEC to take such decision especially now that political parties are still in court with it.
“We are going to make sure that every legal means that we need to take to stop this administrative impunity and this injustice that INEC is doing.”
“We will push through it, we will ensure that we stand tall to make Nigerian voices count in our electoral processes.”
“We will not allow anybody to silence the voices of political parties that are coming up to making sure there is sanity in our political system, because this is absolute insanity, it is absolutely insane for INEC management to think that you just come on board and address the press and then announce the deregistration of political parties.”
Recall that on Thursday, INEC announced it had deregistered 74 political parties from participating in subsequent elections in the country.