Lagos – Dr. Frederick Fasehun, Interim National Chairman, Steering Committee of the yet to be registered Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), on Tuesday urged the nation’s electoral body to speedily register the party.
Fasehun made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lagos following the release of the timetable for the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections and the 2015 general elections.
Fasehun said the delay in registration of the party had left some of its aspirants at crossroads.
“The election timetable for the governorship elections for Ekiti and Osun are out. We have aspirants for those elections and we are sincerely hoping INEC will give us the certificate of registration soon.
“The registration of political parties is a prerogative of INEC. We can only but hope that we get registered soon,’’ he said.
Fasehun noted that the UPN on November 18, 2013, submitted the party's constitution, manifesto, memorandum of agreement, list of Protem national executives and sworn affidavit, among others, to INEC.
“We paid the mandatory N1million registration fee to the commission in May 2013.
“All roadblocks to our registration have been dismantled and we expect INEC to do the inevitable any moment from now.
“We don’t envisage any problem. UPN is certainly on the move to being the truly Nigerian party that its founding father, Obafemi Awolowo established it to be,” Fasehun said.