Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

INEC News

PRESS STATEMENT



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its usual weekly meeting today and took decisions on the registration of new political parties, the findings on the allegation of double registration by the Governor of Kogi State and the outstanding Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election.
REGISTRATION OF NEW POLITICAL PARTIES
The following associations have fulfilled the Constitutional requirements for registration as political 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
With this development, the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria is now 67.
FINDINGS ON THE KOGI DOUBLE REGISTRATION
Following reports of the alleged double registration by the Governor of Kogi State in the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, the Commission set up a panel of investigation into the involvement of staff in the matter. The initial report submitted by the panel was referred to the Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee, which made recommendations to the Commission. While the Governor of Kogi State currently enjoys immunity from prosecution, the Commission took the following decisions in respect of its own staff:
  1. Summary dismissal of two staff for acts of gross misconduct
  2. Immediate and compulsory retirement of an Electoral Officer for act of gross misconduct
ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL RE-RUN ELECTION
It will be recalled that following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the Commission announced that the outstanding election to fill the vacant seat for the Anambra Central Senatorial District would take place on 13th January 2018. However, the attention of the Commission has been drawn to the judgement of the Federal High Abuja on the issue, delivered on 13th December 2017. The Commission has applied for the Certified True Copy of the judgement to enable us take a decision.
Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu
National Commissioner & Member, Information and Voter Education Committee
Issued on Thursday 14th December 2017