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INEC Deregisters 74 Political Parties

7 February 2020 National News News


The Independent National Electoral commission INEC has deregistered 74 political parties.

INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who stated this while briefing news men in Abuja said the measure became necessary as all the 74 political parties failed to meet criteria stipulated by the constitution during the last gereral election.

“The deregistered parties breached their requirements for registration because they failed to win at least 2596 of votes cast in one State of the federation during the Presidential election.”

According to INEC the parties, since their existence, did not win one local government of a state in a governorship election.

“The deregistered parties, according to INEC also failed to win at least one ward in the chairmanship elections in local governments. “

He said the number of political parties in the country now stand at 18 . Professor Yakubu also announced September 19 2020 as the date for governorship election in Edo state while that of Ondo state is schedule for October.

NAME OF PARTY
ACRONYM

1.
Accord Party
A

2.
Action Alliance
AA

3.
African Action Congress
AAC

4.
African Democratic Congress
ADC

5.
African Democratic Party
ADP

6.
All Progressives Congress
APC

7.
All Progressives Grand Alliance
APGA

8.
Allied Peoples Movement
APM

9.
Labour Party
LP

10.
New Nigeria Peoples Party
NNPP

11.
National Rescue Movement
NRM

12.
Peoples Democratic Party
PDP

13.
Peoples Redemption Party
PRP

14.
Social Democratic Party
SDP

15.
Young Progressive Party
YPP

16.
Zenith Labour Party
ZLP

  1. Action Peoples Party (APP), filed a suit in court and obtained court injunction
  2. . Boot Party (BP), registered by court order after the 2019 general election will also continue to exist.

LIST OF DE-REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES

S/NO.
NAME OF PARTY
ACRONYM

1.
ADVANCED ALLIED PARTY
AAP

2.
ALL BLENDING PARTY
ABP

3.
ADVANCED CONGRESS OF DEMOCRATS
ACD

4.
ALLIED CONGRESS PARTY OF NIGERIA
ACPN

5.
ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY
AD

6.
ALL GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE
AGA

7.
ALL GRAND ALLIANCE PARTY
AGAP

8.
ADVANCED NIGERIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
ANDP

9.
ALLIANCE FOR NEW NIGERIA
ANN

10.
ALLIANCE NATIONAL PARTY
ANP

11.
ABUNDANT NIGERIA RENEWAL PARTY
ANRP

12.
AFRICAN PEOPLES ALLIANCE
APA

13.
ADVANCED PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
APDA

14.
ALTERNATIVE PARTY OF NIGERIA
APN

15.
ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS
ASD

16.
ALLIANCE FOR A UNITED NIGERIA
AUN

17.
BETTER NIGERIA PROGRESSIVE PARTY
BNPP

18.
CHANGE ADVOCACY PARTY
CAP

19.
COALITION FOR CHANGE
C4C

20.
CHANGE NIGERIA PARTY
CNP

21.
CONGRESS OF PATRIOTS
COP

22.
DEMOCRATIC ALTERNATIVE
DA

23.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES CONGRESS
DPC

24.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES PARTY
DPP

25.
FRESH DEMOCRATIC PARTY
FRESH

26.
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE PARTY
FJP

27.
GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT PARTY OF NIGERIA
GDPN

28.
GREEN PARTY OF NIGERIA
GPN

29.
HOPE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
HDP

30.
INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS
ID

31.
JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL PARTY
JMPP

32.
KOWA PARTY
KP

33.
LIBERATION MOVEMENT
LM

34.
LEGACY PARTY OF NIGERIA
LPN

35.
MASS ACTION JOINT ALLIANCE
MAJA

36.
MODERN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MDP

37.
MASSES MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA
MMN

38.
MEGA PARTY OF NIGERIA
MPN

39.
MOVEMENT FOR THE RESTORATION AND DEFENCE OF DEMOCRACY
MRDD

40.
NATIONAL ACTION COUNCIL
NAC

41.
NIGERIA COMMUNITY MOVEMENT PARTY
NCMP

42.
NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY
NCP

43.
NIGERIA DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS PARTY
NDCP

44.
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC LIBERTY PARTY
NDLP

45.
NIGERIA ELEMENTS PROGRESSIVE PARTY
NEPP

46.
NIGERIA FOR DEMOCRACY
NFD

47.
NEW GENERATION PARTY OF NIGERIA
NGP

48.
NATIONAL INTEREST PARTY
NIP

49.
NIGERIA PEOPLES CONGRESS
NPC

50.
NEW PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT
NPM

51.
NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
NUP

52.
PEOPLES COALITION PARTY
PCP

53.
PEOPLES FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE
PDC

54.
PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
PDM

55.
PROGRESSIVE PEOPLES ALLIANCE
PPA

56.
PROVIDENCE PEOPLES CONGRESS
PPC

57.
PEOPLES PARTY OF NIGERIA
PPN

58.
PEOPLES PROGRESSIVE PARTY
PPP

59.
PEOPLES TRUST
PT

60.
REFORM AND ADVANCEMENT PARTY
RAP

61.
RE-BUILD NIGERIA PARTY
RBNP

62.
RESTORATION PARTY OF NIGERIA
RP

63.
SAVE NIGERIA CONGRESS
SNC

64.
SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL PARTY
SNP

65.
SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA
SPN

66.
UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY
UDP

67.
UNITED PATRIOTS
UP

68.
UNITED PEOPLES CONGRESS
UPC

69.
UNITY PARTY OF NIGERIA
UPN

70.
UNITED PROGRESSIVE PARTY
UPP

71.
WE THE PEOPLE NIGERIA
WTPN

72.
YOUNG DEMOCRATIC PARTY
YDP

73.
YES ELECTORATES be back SOLIDARITY
YES

74. YOUTH PARTY
YP. 75 . Action Peoples Party (APP) did not meet the criteria in the last general election but sought court injunction and stop Inec from its de registration.

Kayode Oyedare/Abuja


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