12 September 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
Nigerians in Diaspora have called on the Federal Government and well meaning Nigerians to request the current Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu to relist the 22 Political Parties as ordered by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
This is contained a statement signed by the President of the National Council of Women Societies in Nigeria, Georgia Chapter Dr. Ngozi Orabueze.
The group condemns the refusal of INEC to relist the 22 Political Parties three weeks after the order, and describes the action as authocratic, abuse of power and a threat to democracy in Nigeria.
“The Nigerians in Diaspora through this medium calls on the Nigerian President His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari who has been a man of peace, justice, fairness and rule of law to call the INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu to order and request him to obey the orders of the court of Appeal in Abuja to relist the 22 Political Parties that his office erroneously and unconstitutionally deregistered without further delay”
It explains that following the judgement, several bodies in Nigeria including the Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) has called on the INEC to follow the rule of law and obey the court order, but it refused to obey the court order.
It recalls that in a unanimous judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja Nigeria, delivered by its President, Justice Monica Dongban- Mensen, on the 10th of August, 2020, INEC was ordered to reverse the deregistration of 22 Political Parties in Nigeria.