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INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF OPERATIONS TO 21 NEWLY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES

Other includes, the New Progressive Movement, Nigeria Democratic Congress Party, People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty, People’s Trust, Providence People’s Congress, Re-Build Nigeria Party, Restoration Party of Nigeria and Sustainable National Party.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu,while speaking  at the certificate presentation ceremony said, in compliance with a judgment of the Federal High Court, the commission also registered the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, making it 22 officially registered.

“We have already issued the certificate of registration to the SPN. The number of new political parties has risen to 22 in addition to the 46 parties already in existence. This means that the total number of political parties in Nigeria today stands at 68”, he said.

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The Federal High Court in Abuja in November 2017 had ordered INEC to immediately register and recognise SPN as a new political party. The election umpire boss at the ceremony advised that the new parties operate within the law at all times.

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