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INEC acknowledges UPN application

17 April 2013, 09:22

Abuja - The Chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Fredrick Fasehun, said in Abuja on Tuesday that INEC had acknowledged the application for registration of the party.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by a telephone that INEC had acknowledged the application in a letter dated April 14, 2013.

Fasheun said that through the acknowledgement, INEC indicated that there was no other application in the name of Unity Party of Nigeria or its acronym UPN.

He said with the acknowledgement of the application for registration, the party could now go ahead to fulfil the conditions for registration as stipulated in section 222a of the 1999 constitution as amended.

He said this included the establishment of party headquarters in the FCT with proof of ownership, constitution and manifesto of the political association.

``It is when we put all these in place, fill the forms, and include N1 million registration fee that  INEC can consider UPN for registration as a political party.''

Fasheun said that with the latest development, the party executives would go round the states to intimate members.

NAN recalls that on April 4, INEC turned down the N1 million bank draft presented by Adedeji Salau, the Chairman, Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the proposed Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

Salau said INEC turned down the draft because the formalisation of the N1 million party registration fee had been written by INEC, but it had not become operational.


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