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2019: We may register more political parties, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it may register more political parties before the 2019 general elections.

It stated that the process of registering new political parties would continue until six months to the conduct of the next general elections as stipulated under the law.

The commission added that the registration of five new political parties on Wednesday was not final, noting that any political association that meets its requirements will be registered.

The Director of Publicity and Voter Education at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Oluwole Ozassi-Uzi, told Punch correspondent on Friday, that those who had put in application for registration of new political parties should not lose hope.

The commission had said that 95 political associations put in applications to the commission to be registered as political parties.

While it said two of the associations withdrew their application letters, five others were registered as political parties.
Punch, June 11, 2017


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