An Abuja Federal Excessive Courtroom has reversed the choice of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to de-register the Youth Occasion of Nigeria, YPN.
The court docket dominated that INEC’s resolution was a breach of the political celebration’s proper to truthful listening to.
In his judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, stated the electoral umpire breached YPN’s proper by de-registering it regardless of a pending case the celebration filed towards INEC’s earlier risk.
Justice Ekwo’s ruling was on a swimsuit filed by the Youth Occasion, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/10/2020, which had INEC as the only defendant.
The decide dominated that though INEC is empowered beneath Part 255(a) of the Structure to de-register political events, such energy should be exercised throughout the armbit of the legislation.
“I condemn the motion of the defendant in de-registering the plaintiff whereas its case was pending,” the decide stated.
He added that INEC’s resolution to de-register the plaintiff throughout the pendency of the case amounted to an arbitrary train of powers.