It has been announced that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday has deregistered 74 political parties in Nigeria.
This information was disclosed on Thursday by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a news conference in Abuja.
Yakubu disclosed that the decision was taken by the commission in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“The political parties were deregistered because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections, ” Yakubu said
Nigeria in total has 92 political parties registered.
With the new move by INEC, Nigeria now officially has 18 registered political parties.
However, 75 parties were listed out for de-registration but the Action People’s Party obtained a court order which prevented them from being deregistered by INEC.
Yakubu also announced September 19, 2020 for the governorship election in Edo, and October 10, 2020 for the governorship election in Ondo.
Below are the 18 political parties which survived the de-registration process;
Below are the 74 political affected by the de-registration process;
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As compiled by Knight Fredel
For Wonder Planet Newspaper online (c) 2020