INEC Registers 5 New Political Parties Ahead Of 2019 General Elections
The number of political parties in Nigeria has risen to 45 as the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday, June 7, said it has registered five new parties.
According to Premium Times, a statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Adedeji Soyebi, listed the newly registered parties as:
Young Progressive Party (YPP)
Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)
New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP)
All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM)
Action Democratic Party (ADP)
The registration of these new parties comes as INEC intensifies preparations for the 2019 elections.
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Allianc (APDA) is believed to have been founded by Chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and former national chairman of Labour Party Chief Dan Iwuanyanwu.
Dokpesi, who was a chieftain of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) apparently left the former ruling party which has been hit by a leadership crisis since after losing the 2015 polls to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The new parties have a huge task of trying to woo voters less than 2 years before the electorate hits the polls for another election.
However, they may not have the financial muscle to contend with the ruling APC and what may be left of the largely disintegrated PDP.