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#Nigeria2019GeneralElections: INEC registers 21 new parties to make 67 political parties

Nigeria’s electoral body has registered 21 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 67, at the time of publishing this article.

Some of the new parties are founded by either aggrieved party members from the ruling party or the main opposition party to fulfill their political ambitions ahead of 2019 General Elections In Nigeria.

In a communiqué signed on behalf of Independent National Electoral Commission by May Agbmuche-Mbu‎, “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its usual weekly meeting today and took decisions on the registration of new political parties, the findings on the allegation of double registration by the Governor of Kogi State and the outstanding Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election.

“The following associations have fulfilled the Constitutional requirements for registration as political parties:

 

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

 

Nigerian politicians are notorious for creating new party affiliations ahead of general elections, while they end up endorsing ruling party in order to benefit from the political posts largely controlled by the ruling party.

During the last 2015 General Elections, some new parties didn’t win any seat even at the ward level, and we’re expected to see the same scenario play out in 2019 elections.

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