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INEC registers 10 new political parties

24 October 2016, 16:32

Abuja - The number of registered political parties in Nigeria has risen to 40, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The commission said in its official website that 10 new political parties were recently registered, thereby increasing the number of the parties from existing 30.

The parties, according to INEC, are Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP).

Also read: INEC loses power to de-register parties

Others are Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), National Unity Party (NUP), Nigeria Peoples Congress (NPC), Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

The 10 new political parties were among those deregistered sometime ago but were re-registered based on a court order.

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