Today November 2, the case of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came up at the Federal High Court in Abuja where the INEC again pleaded for time to settle out of court after wasting the last 6 months or so without taking any concrete steps to settle. Their claim this time around was the vacuum created by the absence of a substantive chairman of INEC. Thankfully, the Judge, Justice Kolawole Gabriel, gave a relatively short adjournment and asked both parties to appear on December 17 for the report of settlement or definite hearing.
In addition to the legal action, two different sets of SPN members were at the court and Channels Television Lagos this morning to again raise the demand for INEC to issue the SPN a certificate of registration after fulfilling all lawful and constitutional conditions for registration including the payment of N1million administrative fee and having NEC members from 24 states plus Abuja
To all comrades and SPN members who against all odds remain committed to the campaign for the registration and building of a genuine working people political alternative, we say: Stand firm for with struggles there shall be light at the end of the tunnel!
|Federal High Court Abuja|
|Channels Television Lagos|