2019: INEC To Register More Political Parties

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    INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says there is the possibility that the commission would register more political parties before the 2019 general elections
    If seeing 16 political parties do battle in the Anambra governorship election surprised you, then you have not seen anything yet.

    Those who think Nigeria has too many political parties have some drama waiting for them in 2019.

    The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says there is the possibility that the commission would register more political parties.

    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.

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