INEC: Nigeria’s Electoral Body Registers 21 New Political Parties

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67.

The 21 new political parties were registered yesterday during the weekly meeting of the electoral body held at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu, said the parties were registered after they fulfilled the requirements provided by the constitution.

Here are the new political parties below:

S/No.
Name of Political Party
Acronym
1.
All Blending Party
ABP
2.
All Grassroots Alliance
AGA
3.
Alliance for New Nigeria
ANN
4.
Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party
ANRP
5.
Coalition for Change
C4C
6.
Freedom and Justice Party
FJP
7
Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria
GDPN
8.
Justice Must Prevail Party
JMPP
9.
Legacy Party of Nigeria
LPN
10
Mass Action Joint Alliance
MAJA
11.
Modern Democratic Party
MDP
12
National Interest Party
NIP
13.
National Rescue Mission
NRM
14.
New Progressive Movement
NPM
15.
Nigeria Democratic Congress Party
NDCP
16.
People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty
PANDEL
17.
People’s Trust
PT
18.
Providence People’s Congress
PPC
19.
Re-Build Nigeria Party
RBNP
20.
Restoration Party of Nigeria
RP
21.
Sustainable National Party
SNP

With this development, the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria is now 67.

The statement further said the meeting took decisions on the findings on the allegation of double registration by Kogi State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, and the outstanding Anambra central Senatorial re-run election.

On the issue of double registration, it said:

“The commission set up a panel of investigation into the involvement of staff in the matter. The initial report submitted by the panel was referred to the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee, which made recommendations to the Commission.

“While the Governor of Kogi State currently enjoys immunity from prosecution, the commission took the following decisions in respect of its own staff: summary dismissal of two staff for acts of gross misconduct; immediate and compulsory retirement of an electoral officer for act of gross misconduct.”

On the Anambra re-run election, the statement added:

“It will be recalled that following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the commission announced that the outstanding election to fill the vacant seat for the Anambra Central Senatorial District would take place on January 13, 2018.

“However, the attention of the commission has been drawn to the judgement of the Federal High Abuja on the issue, delivered on December 13, 2017. The commission has applied for the Certified True Copy of the judgement to enable us to take a decision.”

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