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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this at 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.


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.

The national assembly recently amended the constitution to allow INEC deregister political parties on the following grounds: “breach of any of the requirements for registration as a party, failure to win at least 25 percent of the votes cast in one state in a presidential election or 25 percent of the votes cast in one local government area, and failure to win at least one ward in a chairmanship election, one seat in the national or state assembly election or one seat in a councilorship election”.

Yakubu 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.

The 74 de-registered parties are:

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 SOLIDARITY
YES
74
YOUTH PARTY
YP







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  1. This is a welcome development from INEC they still need to deregister another 16 more because we need only 2 parties in Nigeria

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