JUST IN: Supreme Court sweeps out 74 political parties, backs INEC

Justice Chima Centus Nweze of Supreme Court : sweeps out 74 political parties Justice Chima Centus Nweze of Supreme Court : sweeps out 74 political parties

The Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the ruling by the Court of Appeal in support of delisting of National Unity Party (NUP) and 73 other political parties.

In the judgment delivered by Justice Chima Centus Nweze, the Supreme Court, on Friday, said delisting of NUP, one of the 74 parties, was in line with the laws.

It was also in compliance with the extant provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Act.

On 7 February 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deregistered the political parties over their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections.