INEC Registers APDA, Four Other New Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) on Wednesday registered five new
political parties.
It is understood that the five new political parties
were part of the 95 associations that applied to
the Commission for registration as political
parties.
The new parties are Young Progressive Party
(YPP), Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance
(APDA), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP),
All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and
Action Democratic Party (ADP).
APDA is the new party floated by former AIT chairman, Raymond Dokpesi and former
Chairman of Labor party, Dan Anyanwu two
days ago.
This disclosure was made by INEC’s National
Commissioner and Chairman of Information
and Voter Education Committee, Prince Adedeji
Soyebi, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said,

“applications of five of the
associations which have fulfilled
the constitutional requirements for
registration.”

In the meeting with the Resident Electoral
Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries,
Soyebi said that the Commission received and
considered submissions from the 36 states and
the FCT, as well as reports from some accredited
observers of the CVR exercise.
The national commissioners added that as At
Friday, June 2, 2017, a total of 760,989 persons
had been registered across the country, making
up 59.5 percent males and 40.5 percent
females.
Also, 31,808 persons had collected their PVCs
while 34,560 others applied for transfer of
Polling Units.

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