INEC Insists 74 Political Parties Deregistered Remains Delisted


INEC says, it stands on its decision taken on February 2020, when it deregistered the 74 parties on their failure to satisfy the requirements of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

It noted it would continue to recognise and allow only the 18 registered parties to nominate and contest elections in the country.

The commission, against the backdrop of legal suits filed against it by the 74 political parties, said that its decision to strike them out remained intact until the Supreme Court decided o therwise.

INEC Spokesperson, Festus Okoye said: “The Commission would continue to recognise and deal with only the 18 registed political parties pending the final resolution and determination of the various appeals filed and pending before the Supreme Court.

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