INEC: Electoral body to announce new political parties

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the commission's Communication Policy Review workshop in Kaduna state on Monday, June 5, 2017.

This was revealed by the commission's chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, at INEC's Communication Policy Review in Kaduna.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will disclose on Wednesday a report on associations applying to be registered as political parties in the country.

This was revealed by the commission's chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, at INEC's Communication Policy Review in Kaduna state on Monday.

Speaking at the workshop, the chairman said, "Let me assure Nigerians that under the Electoral Act, the commission is required to register new political parties and the guidelines are very clear for registration.

"As at last week, we received 95 applications for registration as new political parties.

"At the end of this workshop, there is going to be a retreat on Wednesday to review the ongoing voter registration, followed by a meeting of the commission here in Kaduna.

"There will be a statement on parties after the meeting of the commission."

The country already has 40 registered political parties.

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