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Payment Of Nomination Fees: NNPP Warns OGSIEC Of Contempt Of Court!
By HABEEBAT AJAYI
Ogun State chapter of New Nigeria People’s Party(NNPP) has warned the Babatunde Osibodu led Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) over what it described as illegal Nomination fees prescribed by the Commission of contempt of court .
This was made known through a press release signed by the chairman of the party Olamiposi Oginni who stressed that the commission should learn a lesson from it’s Oyo State Counterpart by making a U-Turn.
In his word,”New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP hereby wish to further inform OGSIEC and draw the attention of Gov. Dapo Abiodun and the General Public to the Order of Ogun State High Court In Suit No…,,, AB/66/2004 delivered by Justice Soremi to the effect of certain sections of the State Independent Electoral Commission Law of Ogun State contravene Section 7 (4),106 and 107 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)
“In the Circumstances mentioned above, the New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP is hereby calling for the Cancellation of the Payment of Nomination fees of N50,000.00 for Councilorship and N200,000.00 for Chairmanship Candidates(as stated on the Time Table and Guidelines for the Election) Recognizing the fact that the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria takes Precedence over any law or bylaws”.
Oginni therefore warned Osibodu led OGSIEC not to embark on fruitless journey that will eventually lead to an easy does it legal battle against the Commission.
He said “The Commission’s refusal to listen to voice of reason will definitely leave Ogun NNPP with no other options than to test the resolve of the Nigerian Constitution by dragging OGSIEC to Court for CONTEMPT!”.
Oginni however, reiterated the Readiness of the party in Preparing for this coming Local Government Election.
“We are fully ready for the election and like Never before Politically Ready and fully prepare to give APC the run for their money!
“NNPP will surely create an upset in Ogun State Political firmament in this coming Election!” He claimed