June 10, 2021
Courts don’t grant injunctions to stop an act which has already been done – INEC reacts to restraining order against de-registering parties

Courts don’t grant injunctions to stop an act which has already been done – INEC reacts to restraining order against de-registering parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has mocked the court injunction which restrained it from de-registering 31 political parties. 

Recall LIB reported yesterday that Justice Anwuli Chikere who issued the injuction, ruled that INEC failed to oppose the application by the affected political parties and their legal must be protected.

However INEC’s Director Voter Education Publicity (VEP), Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi who commented on the development said issuance of the injuction is like resurrecting the dead as courts does not grant injunctions to stop an act which has already been done. 

He added the commission is yet to be served the court injuction. Uzzi said; 

 “Courts don’t grant injunctions to stop an act which has already been done. Perhaps, the fact of deregistration wasn’t brought to the court’s attention.

“I am aware that this was mentioned in court today (yesterday) by the plaintiffs’ lawyer but their application to restore the plaintiffs as registered political parties wasn’t taken.

“This motion is still pending. The court has granted accelerated hearing of the case.”

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