23 New political parties registered by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of partie

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 91.

Some of the parties include: The Advanced Alliance Party, Liberation Movement, Save Nigeria Congress, United Patriots, Youth Party, We The People Nigeria, among others.

See the full list below.

1 Advanced Alliance Party AAP
2 Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party ANDP
3 African Action Congress AAC
4 Alliance for a United Nigeria AUN
5 Alliance of Social Democrats ASD
6 Alliance National Party ANP
7 Allied People’s Movement APM
8 Change Nigeria Party CNP
9 Congress Of Patriots COP
10 Liberation Movement LM
11 Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy MRDD
12 Nigeria Community Movement Party NCMP
13 Nigeria for Democracy NFD
14 Peoples Coalition Party PCP
15 Reform and Advancement Party RAP
16 Save Nigeria Congress SNC
17 United Patriots UP
18 United Peoples Congress UPC UPC
19 We The People Nigeria WTPN
20 YES Electorates Solidarity YES
21 Youth Party YP
22 Zenith Labour Party ZLP
23 Alternative Party of Nigeria APN

According to INEC, the newly registered political parties will receive their Certificates of Registration from the Commission on August 16, 2018, at its headquarters.

Meanwhile, the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration was extended by two weeks.

The deadline for registration was initially fixed for August 17  in order to have enough time to make all necessary preparations before 2019 but after several appeals by Nigerians, the extension was considered.

National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Mohammed Kudu Haruna said as at August 11, the Commission had registered an additional 12, 139,061 new voters and the exercise will continue in all the designated registration centres until August 31.

Registration will take place every day between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm except on public holiday.

By: Arinze Echegu

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