Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties in the country, ahead of the 2023 polls.
The deregistered political parties are among the 91 on the INEC register
Political parties who survived inec’s purge, include the PDP, APC, labour, SDP, Zenith Labour, PRP, Young People’s Party, National Resource Movement and New Nigeria People’s Party.
Others are accord party, action alliance, and Africa democratic congress.
Notable political parties among those deregistered include the united party of Nigeria and the national conscience party.
Inec chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakub, announces the scrapping of the 74 political parties at a news conference in Abuja.
He says the decision was taken, after reviewing the performances of political parties in the 2019 polls.
The deregistered 74 political parties, according to him, failed to meet the constitutional requirements to justify their continued existence as political parties in Nigeria.
The INEC chairman also announces September 19 for the Edo State governorship poll and October 10 for the Ondo state governorship poll.
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