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2023: You can’t conduct primaries without membership register, INEC warns parties.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has warned political parties wishing to conduct their primaries within its timelines to prepare and submit their membership registers to the Commission or risk running foul of the law.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the charge in Abuja at the second regular consultative meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs.
According to him, only one out of Nigeria’s 18 registered political parties have fulfilled that important aspect of the law.

“Let me also seize this opportunity to remind political parties that by the provision of Sec. 77 of the Electoral Act 2022, each party is required to maintain a membership register in hard and soft copy and to make such register available to the Commission not later than 30 days before the date fixed for primaries, congresses and conventions.

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