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Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman: Mahmood Yakubu

INEC De-registers Kowa, Fresh, 72 Other Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties.
This was announced by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Among the affected parties are Fresh Party, founded by Chris Okotie, a pastor; National Conscience Party, founded by Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights lawyer, and Kowa Party.

According to Yakubu, the parties were deregistered because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections.

He said INEC carried out an assessment of the political parties to determine compliance with the requirements for their registration.

He said they were assessed on the basis of their performance in the general elections as well as in the area council elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), after which 75 were found to not have met the aforementioned criteria.

He, however, said one of the parties — Action Peoples Party — obtained a court order restricting their deregistration.

As a result of the exercise, the INEC chairman said the number of Nigeria’s political parties are now 18.

See the full list of the de-registered parties below:

(1) AAP – Advanced Allied Party

(2) ABP – All Blending Party

(3) ACD- Advanced Congress Of Democrats

(4) ACPN – Allied Congress Party Of Nigeria

(5) AD – Alliance For Democracy

 

(6) AGA – All Grassroots Alliance

 

(7) AGAP – All Grand Alliance Party

(8) ANDP – Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party

(9) ANN – Alliance For New Nigeria

(10) ANP – Alliance National Party

(11) ANRP – Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party

(12) APA – African People Alliance

(13) APDA – Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance

(14) APN – Alternative Party Of Nigeria

(15) ASD – Alliance Of Social Democrats

(16) AUN – Alliance For A United Nigeria

(17) BNPP – Better Nigeria Progressive Party

(18) CAP – Change Advocacy Party

(19) CC – Coalition For Change

(20) CNP – Change Nigeria Party

(21) COP – Congress Of Patriots

(22) DA – Democratic Alternative

(23) DPC – Democratic People’s Congress

(24) DPP – Democratic People’s Party

(25) FDP – Fresh Democratic Party

 

(26) FJP – Freedom And Justice Party

(27) GDPN – Grassroots Development Party Of Nigeria

(28) GPN – Green Party Of Nigeria

(29) HDP – Hope Democratic Party

(30) ID – Independent Democrats

(31) JMPP – Justice Must Prevail Party

(32) KP – Kowa Party

(33) LM – Liberation Movement

(34) LPN – Legacy Party Of Nigeria

(35) MAJA – Mass Action Joint Alliance

(36) MDP – Modern Democratic Party

(37) MMN – Masses Movement Of Nigeria

(38) MPN – Mega Party Of Nigeria

(39) MRDD – Movement For The Restoration And Defence Of Democracy

(40) NAC – National Action Council

(41) NCMP – Nigeria Community Movement Party

(42) NCP – National Conscience Party

(43) NDCP – Nigeria Democratic Congress Party

(44) NDLP – National Democratic Liberty Party

(45) NEPP – Nigeria Elements Progressive Party

(46) NFD – Nigeria For Democracy

(47) NGP – New Generation Party Of Nigeria

(48) NIP – National Interest Party

(49) NPC – Nigeria People’s Congress

(50) NPM – New Progressive Movement

 

(51) NUP – National Unity Party

(52) PCP – People’s Coalition Party

(53) PDC – People For Democratic Change

(54) PDM – People’s Democratic Movement

(55) PPA – Progressive People’s Alliance

(56) PPC – Providence People’s Congress

(57) PPN – People’s Party Of Nigeria

(58) PPP – People’s Progressive Party

(59) PT – People’s Trust

(60) RAP – Reform And Advancement Party

(61) RBNP – Re-Build Nigeria Party

(62) RP – Restoration Party Of Nigeria

(63) SNC – Save Nigeria Congress

(64) SNP – Sustainable National Party

(65) SPN – Socialist Party Of Nigeria

(66) UDP – United Democratic Party

(67) UP – United Patriots

(68) UPC – United People’s Congress

(69) UPN – Unity Party Of Nigeria

(70) UPP – United Progressive Party

(71) WTPN – We The People Nigeria

(72) YDP – Young Democratic Party

(73) YES – Electorates Solidarity

(74) YP – Youth Party

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