…insists fee unconstitutional
The New Nigeria Peoples Party, Ogun State Chapter has threatened to drag the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission to court for contempt if the Commission refuses to make a U-turn on the illegal “compulsory” nomination fees.
NNPP in a statement by the party Chairman, Comrade Olaposi Oginni vowed to take the Commission to court for contempt of the court.
Oginni advised OGSIEC to learn from its Oyo State counterpart who also proclaim the order and afterward denounce it.
He further and called the attention of Governor Dapo Abiodun and the general public to the court’s order pertaining to the issue.
He said: “The New Nigeria People’s Party Ogun State Chapter is hereby warning the Babatunde Osibodu led OGSIEC to learn a lesson from its Oyo State Counterpart by making a U-Turn on the illegal Nomination fees prescribed by the Commission.
“New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP hereby wish to further inform OGSIEC and drawn 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 that 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) recognising the fact that the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria takes Precedence over any law or bylaws”.
Oginni also warned the Osibodu-led OGSIEC not to push for the nomination fee as it is against the Constitution.
He further stressed that NNPP will not hesitate to drag the Commission to court if it did not resist from its contravening act.
He said, “The New Nigeria People’s Party therefore warn Osibodu led OGSIEC not to embark on a fruitless journey that will eventually lead to an easy does it legal battle against the Commission.
“The Commission’s refusal to listen to the 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!
“New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP is Ready and fully Prepare for this coming Local Government Election and like Never before Politically Ready and fully prepared to give APC the run for their money!
”NNPP will surely create an upset in Ogun State Political firmament in this coming Election!”, he sta