Ballot paper prototype produced by INEC containing the initial 68 political parties.
By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – Nigeria’s political parties have increased to 91 following the registration of 23 new associations as political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The commission had sent letters of invitation to the affected chairmen of the new parties to pick their certificates of registration from the commission on Thursday.
The development presents huge logistical challenge for the electoral umpire, with the ballot paper set to be expanded to accommodate more parties.
Vanguard gathered that following complaints on certain quarters, the commission has also decides to extend by two weeks, the ongoing continuous voter registration which was initially scheduled to end August 17.