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Civil Servants Can Join Political Parties-Supreme Court

By Lillian Okenwa
Abuja — The Supreme Court has given another landmark judgment as it ruled that civil servants can be members of political parties of their choice as provided for by the 1999 Constitution. The Electoral Act 2001, barred civil servants from holding membership of political parties
The Supreme Court gave the ruling at the weekend as part of its clarification of the November 8, 2002, judgment in which it nullified most of the guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on registration of new political associations.

 

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