Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution

Section 40 of the constitution of Nigeria is about Right to peaceful assembly and association. It is under Chapter IV (Fundamental Rights) of the constitution.

Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he
may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any other association for the protection of his
Provided that the provisions of this section shall not derogate from the powers conferred by this Constitution
on the Independent National Electoral Commission with respect to political parties to which that Commission
does not accord recognition.

See also: Section 33 of the Nigerian Constitution (Right to life)


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