NYCN applauds INEC on deregistration of 74 political parties

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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the deregistration of 74 political parties and has described  the deregistration as a good omen.

NYCN’s National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor made the statement on Friday in Enugu.

According to him, INEC’s current position on the  state of some political parties was a good step, especially in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

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“NYCN’s attention has been drawn to INEC’s decision to deregister 74 political parties and bringing the number down to 18.

“We consider this as a giant stride and a step in the right direction, it shows that the electoral commission is poised to do it well,” he said.

Okereafor congratulated the 18 political parties that survived INEC’s scrutiny, urging them to play their roles in the nation’s polity.

He said it was worrisome that most political parties were mere appendages of the major ones, saying, “they are silent and unable to check the activities of the major parties.”

“The NYCN congratulates the successful 18 political parties, we charge them to serve as checks to the policies of the ruling party,”

See full list of De-registered political parties in Nigeria

Juliet Ekwebelam

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