A human rights activist, Comrade Waheed Saka, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) without further delay. Comrade Saka disclosed this at a human rights advocacy programme for women, children and the less privileged organised by the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, Rt. Hon Mojeed Olujinmi Alabi, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission.
The advocacy programme, held in Ejigbo, Osun State, had in attendance representatives of women’s groups, persons with special needs and student activists.
Making his remarks, Comrade Waheed Saka, who represented the National Coordinator of the Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, appealed to the National Human Rights Commission to join the people as they demand the registration of the Socialist Party of Nigeria as an ideological alternative party to the many capitalist-driven parties in Nigeria.
In his response, the Director of Legal Service of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Olaniyi Omodara, assured the people of the commission’s commitment to his mandates to protect and defend human rights in Nigeria with due diligence, international instruments and best practices on people’s rights.
While reacting, the facilitator of the programme, the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, Rt. Hon. Mojeed Alabi, showed appreciation for his constituents for coming out en mass for the advocacy programme. He said that with the turnout of the people, there is truly a victory on the horizon as we consolidate our democracy.
The high point of the advocacy programme was the donation of cash empowerment for 10 physically challenged participants by a childhood friend of Rt. Hon. Mojeed Alabi, Prince Paul Adelabu.