The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday officially presented certificates of registration to 22 associations that fulfilled the requirements for registration as political parties.
The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, while performing the ceremony yesterday in Abuja said the action was in line with the commission’s constitutional responsibilities as the registrar and regulator of political parties in Nigeria.
Also, he said in compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, the Commission has also registered the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and had already issued it a certificate of registration.
“We have already issued the certificate of registration to the SPN. The number of new political parties have risen to 22 in addition to the 46 parties already in existence. This means that the total number of political parties in Nigeria today stands at 68,” Yakubu said.
Meanwhile, the new political parties are: All Blending Party (ABP), All Grassroots Alliance (AGA), and Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Coalition for Change (C4C) and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
Also registered are Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP), Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN), Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA), Modern Democratic Party (MDP), National Interest Party (NIP), National Rescue Mission (NRM) and New Progressive Mission (NPM).
New Progressive Movement (NPM), Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP), People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty (PANDEL), People’s Trust (PT) and Providence People’s Congress (PPC) were also registered.
Also on the list are Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP), Restoration Party of Nigeria (RP) and Sustainable National Party (SNP).
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