Politics Senate Empowers INEC to Deregister Political Parties- Punch



The Senate on Wednesday voted in support of an amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 which empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister any political party which fails to win at least a seat in any State House of Assembly in the country.

The upper chamber took the decision while voting on clauses in the amended act as contained in Section 68 of the constitution which deals with INEC’s management of political parties and elections.

Efforts by the electoral body to get legal or constitutional powers to axe non-performing parties in the past were frustrated through litigation.

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