The hammer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday Thursday, December 6th fell on 28 political parties following their de-registration by the election body.
In a statement, INEC said the de-registration was in accordance with its powers as stipulated in the constitution and electoral act as amended. The statement reads: “In the exercise of the powers conferred on it by the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission has today, Thursday, December 6, 2012, de-registered the following political parties:
1. African Liberation Party (ALP)2. Action Party of Nigeria (APN)3. African Political System (APS)4. Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP)5. Congress for Democratic Change (CDC)6. Community Party of Nigeria (CPN)7. Democratic Peoples Alliance (DPA)8. Freedom Party of Nigeria (FPN)9. Fresh Democratic Party (FDP)10. Hope Democratic Party (HDP)11. Justice Party (JP)12. Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria (LDPN)13. Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ)14. Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD)15. Nigeria Advanced Party (NAP)16. New Democrats (ND)17. National Majority Democratic Party (NMDP)18. National Movement of Progressive Party (NMPP)19. National Reformation Party (NRP)20. National Solidarity Democratic Party (NSDP)21. Progressive Action Congress (PAC)22. Peoples Mandate Party (PMP)23. Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)24. Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)25. People’s Salvation Party (PSP)26. Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN)27. United National Party for Development (UNPD)28. United Nigeria Peoples Party (UNPP)