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INEC REDUCES POLITICAL PARTIES FROM 92 TO 18

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Thursday, deregistered 74 political parties Here is the full list:(1) AAP – Advanced Allied Party(2) ABP – All Blending Party(3) ACD- Advanced Congress Of Democrats(4) ACPN – Allied Congress Party Of Nigeria(5) AD – Alliance For Democracy(6) AGA – All Grassroots Alliance(7) AGAP – All Grand Alliance Party(8) ANDP – Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party(9) ANN – Alliance For New Nigeria(10) ANP – Alliance National Party(11) ANRP – Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party(12) APA – African People Alliance(13) APDA – Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance(14) APN – Alternative Party Of Nigeria(15) ASD – Alliance Of Social Democrats(16) AUN – Alliance For A United Nigeria(17) BNPP – Better Nigeria Progressive Party(18) CAP – Change Advocacy Party(19) CC – Coalition For Change(20) CNP – Change Nigeria Party(21) COP – Congress Of Patriots(22) DA – Democratic Alternative(23) DPC – Democratic People’s Congress(24) DPP – Democratic People’s Party(25) FDP – Fresh Democratic Party(26) FJP – Freedom And Justice Party(27) GDPN – Grassroots Development Party Of Nigeria(28) GPN – Green Party Of Nigeria(29) HDP – Hope Democratic Party(30) ID – Independent Democrats(31) JMPP – Justice Must Prevail Party(32) KP – Kowa Party(33) LM – Liberation Movement(34) LPN – Legacy Party Of Nigeria(35) MAJA – Mass Action Joint Alliance(36) MDP – Modern Democratic Party(37) MMN – Masses Movement Of Nigeria(38) MPN – Mega Party Of Nigeria(39) MRDD – Movement For The Restoration And Defence Of Democracy(40) NAC – National Action Council(41) NCMP – Nigeria Community Movement Party(42) NCP – National Conscience Party(43) NDCP – Nigeria Democratic Congress Party(44) NDLP – National Democratic Liberty Party(45) NEPP – Nigeria Elements Progressive Party(46) NFD – Nigeria For Democracy(47) NGP – New Generation Party Of Nigeria(48) NIP – National Interest Party(49) NPC – Nigeria People’s Congress(50) NPM – New Progressive MovementREAD ALSO: Fashola narrates how robbers attacked him, backs Okada ban(51) NUP – National Unity Party(52) PCP – People’s Coalition Party(53) PDC – People For Democratic Change(54) PDM – People’s Democratic Movement(55) PPA – Progressive People’s Alliance(56) PPC – Providence People’s Congress(57) PPN – People’s Party Of Nigeria(58) PPP – People’s Progressive Party(59) PT – People’s Trust(60) RAP – Reform And Advancement Party(61) RBNP – Re-Build Nigeria Party(62) RP – Restoration Party Of Nigeria(63) SNC – Save Nigeria Congress(64) SNP – Sustainable National Party(65) SPN – Socialist Party Of Nigeria(66) UDP – United Democratic Party(67) UP – United Patriots(68) UPC – United People’s Congress(69) UPN – Unity Party Of Nigeria(70) UPP – United Progressive Party(71) WTPN – We The People Nigeria(72) YDP – Young Democratic Party(73) YES – Electorates Solidarity(74) YP – Youth Party

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Thursday, deregistered 74 political parties as preparations for the 2023 general elections gather momentum.With the new decision, Nigeria now has 18 substantial political parties, according to the INEC Boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference in Abuja yesterday.

The recognized political parties are Accord Party, Action Alliance, African Action Congress, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Allied Peoples Movement.

Others are Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, National Rescue Movement, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Social Democratic Party, Young Progressives Party, and Zenith Labour Party.According to him, 75 parties didn’t satisfy the requirement but one went to court.

Mahmood also said the Booth Party, which registered after 2019, would continue to exist“Nigeria now has 18



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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Insists on Direct Primary; Inform INEC

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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is currently the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisting that the party has decided that it will use the direct primary mode for the selection of its candidate for the Edo State governorship poll.

In a letter dated May 19, 2020, addressed to INEC Chairman, Oshiomhole said the party had put in place measures to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Oshiomhole affirms that the party will strictly adhere to Covid19 precaution during and after the course of the primary election.

The letter which he captioned “Notice of intention to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election,” read in part, “I convey to you my compliments and wish to respectfully inform you that the All Progressives Congress has decided to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election on Monday, 22nd of June, 2020.

“To this end, we have put in place modalities to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines as announced by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“Therefore, direct primaries will be conducted in one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards.”

“We, accordingly, invite you as observers of the primaries with full compliance with All Progressives Congress Constitution and the Electoral Act.”

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INEC Sets To Issue New Modalities For Edo And Ondo Elections

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As a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting many things globally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is set to release new modalities for the conduct of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.

Though, INEC promised to liaise with health authorities and security agencies on resumption of activities in the two states ahead of the polls scheduled for September19 and October 10, 2020.

This decision was made known in a stakeholders’ meeting held by the commission, the commission, said that it would work out modalities for the ramping up of activities in the two states as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, during the meeting, INEC did not say anything concerning the senatorial bye-elections in Bayelsa and Imo states, as well as other state House of Assembly bye-elections.

According to a statement issued at the end of the meeting by Festus Okoye, the national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC will resume engagement with political parties, civil society groups and organisations, the media and other stakeholders in relation to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.

He said that the “modalities for these engagements will be worked out and considered at its next meeting on May 14.”

At the end of the meeting, according to the statement, “the commission resolved to carry out comprehensive decontamination of its national headquarters, annex at Blantyre Street, the Electoral Institute and its Area 10 office housing its staff clinic.

“To follow the Federal Government guidelines on resumption of protocols and procedure by providing infrared thermometers, soap and water at entrances and installing hand sanitiser dispensers at strategic points in the commission.

“To train its workers, particularly the cleaners and office assistants on cleaning protocols and strict compliance with the Federal Government guidelines as well as its own specific protocols for resumption.

“To issue comprehensive guidelines for the first phase of its resumption in compliance with the directives of the Federal Government and health authorities. These guidelines will be posted on its notice boards and uploaded on the website of the commission on May 11.

“That directors and other designated workers of the departments will resume at the national headquarters on May 13 after the decontamination of the premises and provision of necessary amenities as outlined earlier in this statement”.



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Supreme Court Nullifies David Lyon Election, Order INEC To Give PDP Certificate In Bayelsa state

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NEWS: Supreme Court Nullifies David Lyon Election, Order INEC To Give PDP Certificate In Bayelsa state [New Politics] » Naijacrawl
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Barring any hindrances, the Governor elect in Bayelsa state Mr David Lyon would have become the substantial governor of the oil producing state due to his landmark victory in the last gubernatorial election in the state.

However, earlier today, the highest court in the country; the supreme court has nullified the election and instructed INEC to declare the second highest party in the election of which it is People Democratic Party (PDP) has the winner.

The apex court with the five panel that was presided by Justice Peter Mary Odili nullified Lyon's election sue to the circumstances that surrounded his deputy Senator Biobarakuma Devi, the deputy was alleged to have tendered false information to INEC in the November 16 election in the state.

With this judgement, the PDP candidate, Diri Duoye will now be the one to be inaugurated as Governor of the state.

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