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PIC.19. From left: National commissioner, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prince Solomon Adedeji; chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; and another national commissioner, Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, during the INEC’s presentation of certificate of registration to five new political parties, in Abuja on Friday (16/6/17). 03311/16/6/2017/Hogan-Bassey/ BJO/NAN

INEC registers 23 new parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties, ahead of the 2019 general election.

According to a report by Channels Television, INEC has also extended the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise by two weeks.
The commission initially said it would suspend the exercise on August 17 until after the 2019 general elections.

The national chairpersons and secretaries of the new parties have been invited the to receive their respective certificates of registration at the INEC headquarters on August 16 in Abuja.

The registration of the 23 new political parties brings to 91, the total number of political parties in the country

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