The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Thursday announced that it has deregistered 74 political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced this at a news conference in Abuja today (Thursday).
He also revealed that with the new decision, Nigeria now has 18 political parties.
He said 75 parties did not satisfy the requirement but one went to court, adding that the Booth Party, which registered after 2019, would continue to exist.
According to him, “Nigeria now has 18 parties.”
The 18 parties that scaled the hurdles are: Accord Party, Action Alliance, African Action Congress, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Allied Peoples Movement.
Others are: Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, National Rescue Movement, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Social Democratic Party, Young Progressives Party, and Zenith Labour Party.