The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties.
In a notice on Tuesday, the commission invited chairmen and secretaries of the party to pick up their certificates at its headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
This brings to 91 the total number of parties in the country.
INEC has also extended the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise by two weeks.
The commission had said it would suspend the exercise on August 17 until after the 2019 general election.
INEC also announced that the ongoing collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) will be on till the general election.
Below is a list of the newly registered parties:
|S/N||Name of Association||Acronym||Remark|
|1||Advanced Alliance Party||APP|
|2||Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party||ANDP|
|3||African Action Congress||AAC|
|4||Alliance for a United Nigeria||AUN|
|5||Alliance of Social Democrats||ASD|
|6||Alliance National Party||ANP|
|7||Allied People’s Movement||APM|
|8||Alternative Party of Nigeria||APN|
|9||Change Nigeria Party||CNP|
|10||Congress Of Patriots||COP|
|12||Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy||MRDD|
|13||Nigeria Community Movement Party||NCMP|
|14||Nigeria For Democracy||NFD|
|15||Peoples Coalition Party||PCP|
|16||Reform and Advancement Party||RAP|
|17||Save Nigeria Congress||SNC|
|19||United Peoples Congress||UPC|
|20||We The People Nigeria||WTPN|
|21||Yes Electorates Solidarity||YES|
|23||Zenith Labour Party||ZLP|