Breaking: INEC Deregisters 74 Political Parties, Sets Dates for Edo, Ondo Elections

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SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 06 – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this in a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

He said this because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections.

The INEC chairman said the number of Nigeria’s political parties are now 18.

Yakubu also announced that the Edo governorship election will hold on September 19 while October 10 has been fixed for that of Ondo.

See the full list of deregistered parties below:

  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 SOLIDARITY YES
  74. YOUTH PARTY YP

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