Alhaji Balarabe Musa
National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Friday condemned the de-registration of his party, declaring that the party will resist it.
The PRP was among the 28 political parties that were de-registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Musa who was elected governor of Kaduna state on the platform of the PRP in 1979 told THISDAY yesterday in a telephone interview that the action of the electoral body was unconstitutional and dictatorial .
He maintained that the PRP has met all the constitutional requirements of a political party, declaring that the attempt to silence the PRP which he described as distinct from others would be resisted in the courts.
According Musa, "This is the latest attempt to de-register our party and it signifies the beginning of fascist dictatorship in Nigeria. But it will be resisted it like it was done in the past. "Remember we have to go up to the Supreme Court to be registered as a political party. So we are going to do the same thing about this, relying particularly on section 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
"I know we don't have the equivalent the late Gani Fawehinmi so this will be difficult, but we will try to fight for our right. "PRP has its registered office in Abuja. INEC is aware of it.