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INEC deregisters 74 political parties (See List)

…announces date for Edo, Ondo polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Edo State governorship election will hold on September 19 while that of Ondo State will hold on October 10.

The commission also deregistered 74 political parties for their failure to meet the requirements stipulated in the constitution.

The chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists on Thursday in Abuja that the number of political parties in Nigeria is now 18.

Yakubu said, “75 political parties did not satisfy the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the Constitution. However, one of the political parties, the APP filed a suit in court and obtained an order restraining the Commission from deregistering it.”

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