Wednesday 7 June 2017

INEC registers 5 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five more political parties.

This was contained in a press statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday and signed by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Prince Adedeji Soyebi.

According to the statement, “95 Associations have applied to the Commission for registration as political parties.”

Two of the associations voluntarily withdrew their applications.

To this end, the Commission has approved the applications of five of the associations which have fulfilled the constitutional requirements for registration.

The five new parties are, Young Progressive Party (YPP), Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Further checks revealed that Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), was the association which on Monday inaugurated its protem national officers in Abuja.  The Action Democratic Party (ADP) is the touted mega party which has been linked with certain chieftains of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress.


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