Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo wants his party to be e-registered before the elections.
A politician in Anambra State has sought an injunction from the Court of Appeal in Enugu to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from organising next year’s gubernatorial election in Anambra.
Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo is asking the court to restrain the commission and its agents from releasing the guidelines and timetable for the election till it had restored the Nigeria Advance Party (NAP) in its register.
In the motion on notice, Mr. Okonkwo and his party adduced 11 grounds upon which the application for the order of preservative injunction was predicated.
He said the INEC and its resident electoral commissioner in Anambra flagrantly disregarded a pending suit to deregister the party in December 2012.
Mr. Okonkwo said he protested to the court in January when he became aware that the party had been deregistered.
He said the notice of appeal in the pending case contained issues with real possibility of success.
He also swore to an affidavit of urgency in which he sought for the speedy trial of the case.
The case has been slated for hearing on May 15.
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