INEC withdraws registration of 74 political parties

INEC withdraws registration of 74 political parties

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, has withdrawn the registration of 74 political parties.

The development has reduced the political parties to 18, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this at a Press Conference on Thursday in Abuja.

The successful parties are Accord Party, Action Alliance, African Action Congress, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Allied Peoples Movement.

Others are Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, National Rescue Movement, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Social Democratic Party, Young Progressives Party, and Zenith Labour Party.

He said 75 parties didn’t satisfy the requirement but one went to court.

Mahmood also said the Booth Party, which registered after 2019, would continue to exist

“Nigeria now has 18 parties,” Mahmood stated.

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