The National Unity Party (NUP) and 73 other political parties remain deregistered, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last year deregistered the political parties over their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections.
The commission in its February 6, 2020 announcement, hinged the cause for deregistration of the 74 parties on their failure to satisfy the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the Constitutional Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
The Commission has determined that eighteen (18) political parties have fulfilled the requirements for an existence based on Section 225A of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) as follows.
The declaration was challenged in court by some of the affected political parties.
In the judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the Supreme Court, on Friday, said the deregistration of NUP, one of the 74 parties, was done in line with the laws and compliance with the extant provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Act.