Anambra Election: Only 18 Parties Are Recognised, INEC Tells 74 Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to recognise and deal with only the 18 registered political parties, pending the final resolution and determination of the various appeals filed and pending before the Supreme Court.

In a statement on Friday by its National Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Festus Okoye, it asked the 74 deregistered political parties to await the judgement of the apex court on appeals relating to the powers of INEC to deregister political parties in accordance with section 225A of the Constitution.

The commission, however, stated that it was always ready to obey court orders and would abide by any judgement delivered by the Supreme Court.


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