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Pastor Okotie’s party, 27 others struck off register  print

Published on December 6, 2012 by   ·   4 Comments

Fresh Democratic Party founded by Pastor Chris Okotie, was among the 28 political parties struck off the register by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday night.

INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega at a press conference in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the Commission’s Secretary Abdulahi Kaugama and made available to newsmen late Thursday night, INEC said that the action was in exercise of its powers based on the I999 Constitution as amended and the Electoral Act 2010 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)

The Commission pledged its commitment to relate with political parties in accordance with extant laws and for the benefit of our electoral democracy.

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4 Comments for “Pastor Okotie’s party, 27 others struck off register”

  1. Ubaka

    Continue the pruning.

  2. Ayour Pee

    This is a very good development. Some politicians just formed political parties and wait for INEC allocation to feed their families. Of what value is a political party that has neither structure nor could win even a ward election? Most of them are merely using the platform to negotiate support with bigger parties … and in most cases money still change ownership … another level of corruption that Transparency International failed to consider!

    Kudos to Jega … good clean up towards 2015.

  3. Freedom of assocition is guaranteed in our constitution.if u stop given them any subvention would have being enough.

  4. please further prune the parties to 3 or 4 so that we can have a better opposition.

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