The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Friday issued Certificates of Registration to five new political parties in Abuja.
The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, presented the Certificates to the five new parties and they include: Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and
All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM).
Speaking after the presentation of the certificates , Prof Yakubu said;
” I want to assure the five new political parties that from today, you have equal status with all other political parties in Nigeria and you are no longer political parties but registered political parties.
“The Commission will extend to you all rights and priviledges of recognised political parties under the Constitution, the Electoral Act as well as our regulations and guidelines”