ANN insists INEC yet to deregister parties

Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Emmanuel Dania, and made available to Sunday Telegraph, has described the announcement of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister some duly registered political parties as a rumour.

Dania said from the perspective of ANN, the party considers the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakub, a noble and respected Nigerian, and for this reasons and the fact that the office of the National Chairman is yet to be served any notice, his party is not bothered about the fake news flying about.

He said: “For the above reasons, we consider the news making the rounds as fake, or rumour or some form of misrepresentation of INEC.

“We have taken this position because a professional institution such as INEC that has related with all political parties and ANN through formal communication would not announce that the same political party has been deregistered on the pages of some newspapers with due process of notification.

“And should this be, then we can see that INEC is truly hasty for something that Nigerians and every young person in this country needs to be wary of.

“Let’s not be quick to forget that the voice of the Nigerian youth in the political arena today is Alliance for New Nigeria and if INEC takes a position that is not constitution against such a voice then we must see this beyond the news and ask questions. Why is INEC not waiting for the outcome of the court verdict?

“Why is INEC not allowing all the elections in the 774 LGA to happen before this position? Why deregister in 2020 when the next presidential election is in 2023? We must ask INEC questions.

“For all our teeming party faithful and lover and believers in the New Nigeria Movement we would like to say to them it is not over, we all must stay focused and be undeterred by these distractions.”

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