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YDP: Fresh plot to scuttle elections



Critics who have continuously insisted that there is a plot to scuttle the forthcoming elections may not be far from the truth, as a Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include the Young Democratic Party (YDP) as a political party in the forthcoming general elections.

If INEC obeys this order, that means it will have to effect some changes, like including the party in the ballot papers, which may mean printing a different set of ballot papers for the elections.

How possible for INEC to achieve this in the about three weeks left for the election is anybody’s guess.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Monday held that YDP is deemed a duly registered political party by “operation of the law” having fulfilled conditions precedent to registration.

Already, national publicity secretary of the party, Ugo Nwufor has assured that the party is ready to field candidates in all the elections, and insisted that non-inclusion in the ballot papers based on the verdict of the court would mean “to cancel the outcome of the election based on exclusion.”

According to him, “Jega has no reason to keep our certificate.”

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  1. Jedimaster

    March 5, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I would vote for YDP…wait I don’t know who their candidate is

  2. Don Lucassi

    March 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Dont care if YDP has a case or not, no party should be registered to be eligible to vote in this election. An INEC that cant be prepared for an election in four years, how will they be ready to reprint ballots in two weeks

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