2019: INEC to register more political parties


The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said there was the possibility that the commission would register more political parties before the 2019 general elections.

Mahmood Yakubu

The Commission’s daily bulletin issued on Saturday in Abuja quoted Yakubu as saying that INEC had received over 120 applications from political associations seeking registration as political parties.

“Already, there are 46 registered political parties and recently a court of law ordered the commission to register one more association as political party.

“Obviously, by the time the commission processes outstanding applications, the number of political parties will possibly increase,’’ Yakubu said.

Similarly, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has assured the commitment of the association to support the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in…

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