…Registers 23 new political parties
By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has extended the ongoing voter registration exercise by two weeks.
This came as the commission said it has registered 23 new political parties, bringing the number of registered political parties in the country to 91.
The commission had sent letters of invitation to the affected chairmen of the new parties to pick their certificates of registration from the commission tomorrow.
The development presents huge logistical challenge for the electoral umpire, with the ballot paper set to be expanded to accommodate more parties.
Among the newly political parties registered by INEC, yesterday, were African Action Congress, AAC; Alliance for a United Nigeria, AUN; Alliance National Party, ANP; Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM, among others.