ONDO GUBER: CUPP Demands Changes In Election Timetable
A political party The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the judgement by the Court of Appeal that frowns at the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The coalition in a statement by its Chairman, Media Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika, said the commission should make adjustment on the election timetable since the Court of Appeal has declared the deregulation of 23 political parties as illegal and unconstitutional.
Mr Ezeobika also noted that it would be a waste of efforts for INEC to proceed with the scheduled elections in the two states without giving opportunity to all necessary parties to field candidates for the elections.
“The coalition demands immediate adjustment on the time and date of the affected governorship elections to avoid waste of taxpayers money.
“It is also to avoid the court order bringing the whole exercise to nullity,” Mr Ezeobika said.
INEC had earlier said that it would be approaching the Supreme Court on the Court of Appeal conflicting judgements over deregistration of political parties