Juliet Akoje in Abuja.
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) yesterday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to comply with the order of court that which ordered the commission to accept candidates submitted by the party to replace earlier candidates who had withdrawn from the contest provided that the party complied substantially with the provisions of the law.
The party also commended the Judiciary for its timely intervention in the electoral process which has helped to consolidate, deepen and strengthen the nation’s frail democracy and hailed the judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered by Justice Zainab Abubakar on Friday November 11, 2022.
These were contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of NNPP Dr. Agbo Major yesterday.
The statement said: “The court stated that INEC has no power to impose a candidate on the plaintiff (NNPP) nor can it stop any political party from replacing its candidates…
Source: Thisday Newspaper