The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it has given 21 Associations that have fulfilled constitutional requirements for registration as political parties its approval, bringing the total number of registered political parties to 67.
The electoral body, after due investigation, also took major decisions on an allegation of double registration by the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and the outstanding Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election.
A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu, listed the new political parties as follow: All Blending Party (ABP); All Grassroots Alliance (AGA); Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP); Coalition for Change (C4C); Freedom and Justice Party (FJP); Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN); and Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP).
Others are 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 Movement (NPM). Also listed top have met the registration requirements are the Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP); People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty (PANDEL); People’s Trust (PT); Providence People’s Congress (PPC); Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP); Restoration Party of Nigeria (RP); and Sustainable National Party (SNP).
On Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election, INEC said 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.