Tuesday, April 20

INEC To Announce New Registered Political Parties Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Wednesday to announce new political associations seeking to be registered as political parties.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday in Abuja, said the decision would be made public after the commission’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Kaduna.

His words: “Let me assure Nigerians that under the Electoral Act, the commission is required to register new political parties and the guidelines are very clear for registration.

“As at last week we received 95 applications for registration as new political parties.

“At the end of this workshop there is going to be a retreat on Wednesday to review the ongoing voter registration, followed by a meeting of the commission here in Kaduna.

“There will be a statement on parties after the meeting of the commission”,

Yakubu said the commission would extend the CVR in Anambra to ward levels ahead of the state governorship election.

“We will soon announce the date for the commencement of the exercise.

“So those who have registered under the current CVR and those who will register when we devolve to ward level will all have their PVCs ahead of the election.

“For those who have registered and are going to vote in Anambra, I want to assure them that they will have their cards. It is for those who have done it in the first quarter of this year.”

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