Vanguard (Lagos)

8 December 2012

Nigeria: De-Registration of 27 Political Parties By Inec, Illegal, Unacceptable and a Witch Hunt - PRP

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INEC issuing election notice.

Makurdi — The People's Redemption Party PRP, has maintained that the purported de-registration of 27 political parties including the PRP by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as unacceptable, illegal and a deliberate witch hunt targeted against selected parties.

The party maintained that the decision of INEC was not binding on it adding that the decision was arrived at in bad faith without recourse to the picture on ground as it affects the party.

National Publicity Secretary of the PRP, Mr. Baba Agan stated this yesterday in Makurdi while reacting to the decision of INEC to scrap his party. Agan noted that de-registration of political parties was not the problem of the country stressing that the focus of everyone in the country should be how to tackle the menace of corruption and terrorism ravaging the very fabric of the country rather than INEC deliberately triggering off another round of "political confusion".

The acting National President of the Northern States Progressive Union, NSPU noted that the PRP rejects the action of INEC in its totality adding, "that decision is not binding on my party"

"We have directed our supporters and officials nationwide to remain calm and not take the laws into their hands nor do anything that could trigger violence in any party of the country".

"But one thing is certain, we will not move or remove any of our party flags, property or structures in any part of the country because that decision is definitely not binding on us".

"We will resist it and Nigerians will also resist because it is a ploy by INEC to cage our political advancement and progress", Agan added.

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