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INEC Registers 21 New Political Parties

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A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa, in Nigeria's Bayelsa State, on April 16, 2011, after Nigeria's crucial presidential election and a bid by Africa's most populous country to hold its cleanest polls for head of state since the end of military rule. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the registration of 21 new Political Parties, bringing the total number of parties in the country to 67.

The National Commissioner& Member, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC May Agbmuche-Mbu, confirmed the registration to newsmen.

INEC announced the decisions at its weekly meeting saying the parties were registered, after they fulfilled the requirements provided by the constitution.

Below are the new parties:

S/No. Name of Political Party Acronym
1. All Blending Party ABP
2. All Grassroots Alliance AGA
3. Alliance for New Nigeria ANN
4. Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party ANRP
5. Coalition for Change C4C
6. Freedom and Justice Party FJP
7 Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria GDPN
8. Justice Must Prevail Party JMPP
9. Legacy Party of Nigeria LPN
10 Mass Action Joint Alliance MAJA
11. Modern Democratic Party MDP
12 National Interest Party NIP
13. National Rescue Mission NRM
14. New Progressive Movement NPM
15. Nigeria Democratic Congress Party NDCP
16. People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty PANDEL
17. People’s Trust PT
18. Providence People’s Congress PPC
19. Re-Build Nigeria Party RBNP
20. Restoration Party of Nigeria RP
21. Sustainable National Party SNP

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