– INEC has issued certificate of registration to Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
– The certificate was presented to the leadership of the newly registered party in obedience to a court order
– SPN deputy national chairman, Abiodun Bamgboye said the registration of the party was a victory for Nigerians and demonstration that a better Nigeria was possible
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, January 15, issued certificate of registration to Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in obedience to a court order.
The certificate was presented to the leadership of the newly registered party by INEC’s National Commissioner, Alhaji Baba Arfo, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on November 28, 2017, ordered INEC to register SPN and issue it Certificate of Registration.
The SPN deputy national chairman, Abiodun Bamgboye, told newsmen after collecting the certificate, that “SPN is a party for youths, students, workers and the poor masses.”
Bamgboye said the registration of the party was a victory for Nigerians and demonstration that a better Nigeria was possible.
He added that: “A struggle for socialist transformation of Nigeria is something that is visible and possible if workers, students, the youths and the poor can unite for a better country.
“Some people thought it was not possible for youths, students and the poor to form a political party.
“When we started this journey in 2013, it was as if it would not be possible but today, we achieved victory.”
He said that the party’s core agenda was to defend and protect the socio-economic and political interest of workers and the poor.
He pledged that when voted into power, SPN would reverse anti-people policies of privatisation, commercialisation and deregulation, among others.
He added that the party was prepared to participate in the 2019 general elections “to test its political strength, then build on it to takeover power.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that no fewer than 61 political associations seeking registration as political parties have been disqualified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for failing to meet up with the requirements.
The development was made public by Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, the commission’s chairman, as he issued certificates of registration to the 21 newly-registered political parties.
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