The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, Tuesday presented the Commission’s five-year Strategic Plan (2012-2016) to Stakeholders in Abuja at a validation conference. Speaking with journalists, Jega said more parties will still be registered despite the fact that 28 parties have just been de-registered.
“We have taken the decision to deregister 28 parties and as far as we are concerned, we have acted legally. Of course, many political part chieftains especially of those deregistered were not happy and we understand that and some of them have gone to court.”
“The commission acted in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by de registering those 28 political parties, the same constitution gives the commission to register political parties and if there is a breach, such political parties will have to be deregistered, that was exactly what we did, and more will still go as we will also register new ones that meet the requirements for registration”, the concluded.