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Supreme Court Ruling: INEC Finally Acknowledges Youth Party

In a landmark decision, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially recognized the Youth Party (YP) as a political party. This comes after the Supreme Court overturned INEC’s previous decision to deregister the party.

Back in February 2020, INEC had deregistered the Youth Party, along with several others, for failing to meet the criteria laid out in the constitution. Not willing to accept this, the Youth Party took the matter to court, resulting in a lengthy legal battle that eventually reached the apex court.

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, INEC held discussions with Youth Party officials to establish the party’s operational guidelines in accordance with Nigeria’s Constitution, the Electoral Act 2022, and the Commission’s Regulations and Guidelines.

Consequently, INEC has now recognized the Youth Party as the 19th political party in Nigeria, granting them all the rights and privileges associated with political parties in the country.

RECOGNITION OF THE YOUTH PARTY (YP) BY THE COMMISSION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met today, Thursday, 20th July 2023, to deliberate on the Supreme Court’s judgement regarding the deregistration of the Youth Party (YP) as a political party.

It is important to note that the Youth Party was initially registered on 16th August 2018 following a judgement by the Federal High Court on 16th October 2017.

After INEC’s decision to deregister certain parties in accordance with the constitutional provision of Section 225A, the Youth Party sought legal action and obtained a restraining order preventing INEC from deregistering them.

However, the Court of Appeal later overturned the Federal High Court’s order, prompting the Youth Party to escalate the matter to the Supreme Court. In the end, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the party, nullifying its deregistration.

Aligning with the Supreme Court’s judgement, INEC engaged with Youth Party officials to establish the operational guidelines for the party, abiding by the Constitution, the Electoral Act 2022, and the Commission’s Regulations and Guidelines.

As a result, INEC has officially recognized the Youth Party (YP) as the 19th political party in Nigeria, granting them the full rights and privileges enjoyed by other political parties in the country.

Festus Okoye Esq.

National Commissioner & Chairman

Information and Voter Education Committee

20th July 2023

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