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INEC registers 23 new political parties, extends CVR exercise

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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved the registration of 23 fresh political parties, ahead of the 2019 general election.

The commission has therefore invited the National Chairmen and National Secretaries of the 23 newly-registered parties to receive their respective certificates of registration at an event scheduled to hold on Thursday August 16 at the INEC Conference Room in Abuja.

The development brings to 91, the total number of political parties in the country.

The new political parties are: Advanced Alliance Party, AAP; Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, ANDP; African Action Congress, AAC; Alliance for a United Nigeria, ANP; Alliance of Social Democrats, ASD; Alliance National Party, ANP; Allied Peoples Movement, APM; Alternative Party of Nigeria, APN; Change Nigeria Party, CNP; Congress Of Patriots, COP.

Others are: Liberation Movement, LM; Movement for Restoration and Defence of Democracy, MRDD; Nigeria Community Movement Party, NCMP; Nigeria For Democracy, NFD; Peoples Coalition Party, PCP; Reform and Advancement Party, RAP; Save Nigeria Congress, SNC; United Patriots, UP; United Peoples Congress, UPC; We The Peoples Nigeria, WTPN; Yes Electorate Solidarity, YES; Youth Party, YP, and Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.

Meanwhile the commission has equally extended the on-going Continous Voters Registration, CVR exercise with additional two weeks.

The CVR exercise was supposed to be suspended on the 17th August this month, but after further consultations with stakeholders, the exercise will terminate on 31st of August, till after the conclusion of the 2019 general elections before the commencement of a fresh exercise.

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