10th May, 2021
Deregistration of Political Parties and the Judgement in ACD & 21 Others vs AG Federation & INEC
To set the matters straight
Some sections of the media committed grave error by making far reaching conclusions and submissions on cases pending in court over this matter.
Some of the submissions were overtly mischievous, misleading and sycophantic in the light of the clear postulates of the Court of Appeal in the ACD&21ors case.
While we must be careful not to also fall into error, it is safe to say that the same sycophants said more than these when NUP lost in Court of Appeal, but my Noble Lords in a unanimous decision in ACD&21ors proved them wrong.
In ACD&21ors the CA said “the decision in NUP v INEC is not binding on this panel because the issues are different”. In the same vein the Supreme Court decision in NUP v INEC will not be binding on the Supreme Court panel on INEC v ACD&23ors because the issues are different.
The CA declared invalid and set aside the deregistration of ACD&21ors because my Noble Lords from the record before them, saw clear and brutal violations of the constitutional provisions for fair hearing as well as a volatile and pompous breach of the immutable doctrine of LIS PENDENS. The SC as the supreme and ultimate custodian and defender of constitution cannot also close its eyes to such virulent attack on the Constitution and the authority of the court
High Chief Peter Ameh
Ex-Presidential Candidate 2019