…As 18 Survives De-registration Process
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today de-registered 74 political parties.
This suggests that only eighteen political parties survived the deregistration process.
INEC said that it carried out a review of the performance of political parties after the 2019 general elections to see which parties qualify to exists.
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who made this known while briefing journalists in Abuja today, explained that though a total of 75 political parties were penciled down for deregistration, one of the parties; Action People’s Party (APP) obtained a court injunction restraining INEC from de-registering it.
Mahmood gave the full list of the 18 political parties that survived de-registration to include:
Action Alliance (AA)
African Action Congress (AAC)
African Democratic Congress (ADC)
Action Democratic Party (ADP)
All Progressives Congress (APC)
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Allied People’s Movement (APM)
Action People’s Party (APP)
Boot Party (BP)
Labour Party (LP)
New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
National Rescue Movement (NRM)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Young Progressive Party (YPP)
Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)
Meanwhile, INEC has fixed September 19th, 2020 for the governorship election in Edo, while that of Ondo will be coming up on October 10th, 2020.