The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties.

According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration.
The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP); All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).
INEC’s National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Communication, Mr Adedeji Soyebi, disclosed this today at the end of a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners and other stakeholders in Kaduna State.

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Mr Soyebi, who said two out of the 95 associations that applied for registration voluntarily withdrew their request, the remaining 88 are still undergoing processing and verification.