Nigerian electoral commission deregisters political parties that fail to meet constitutional requirements

By Raymond Mordi and Leke Salaudeen, 12 February
Election in Nigeria (photo credit: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/flickr)
Election in Nigeria (photo credit: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/flickr)
Following their dismal performance in last year’s general elections and the rerun that came in its wake, the recent delisting of political parties from the register of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was largely expected. Out of the 73 political parties that participated in the last presidential elections, only about five got a reasonable number of votes. Eleven parties did not even bother to field candidates in the race; a total of 91 parties were given the go-ahead by INEC to participate in the election.
Read the full article here: The Nation


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