UPN: INEC Voids Adoption Of Jonathan By Fasheun’s Party

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the presidential candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

INEC said the Lagos convention of January 9 2015 by the suspended National Chairman of the party, Dr Frederick Fasehun, was illegal.

The electoral body’s position contained in a letter dated 7th January 2015 emphasised that the Lagos convention should not have held because extant rules were not complied with.

It said a new convention must be held by the authentic National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party led by the acting Chairman, Dr Manzo Abubakar.

The letter reads: “This is to inform you that the commission is in receipt of another letter dated 5th , January 2015, under the signature of the UPN National Secretary that non-compliance with Article I V , Section1:1 of the constitution of UPN in scheduling of the National Convention vide the notice of 24th , December, 2014.

“Having considered the issue raised in the said letter, the commission has directed that you be advised to comply with Article I V, Section 1:1of your party’s constitution by convening a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to approve the place and time of the National Convention.

“Accordingly, your party is required to provide a notice for National Convention that is supported by clear evidence of compliance with the relevant provision of the constitution of UPN which empowers the National Executive Committee (NEC) to prescribe the place and time of the Party’s National Convention.”

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