How Many Political Parties are in Nigeria?

How Many Political Parties are in Nigeria?

As at 2019 General Elections, Nigeria had 93 registered political parties that participated in the general elections.

But as at 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), de-registered 75 political parties who did not satisfy the requirement of the Fourth Alteration to the Constitution.

Presently, there are only18 political parties that are currently authorized by the commission to operate in Nigeria.

The major two political parties in Nigeria are the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). 

The APC is presently in charge of the central government including the National Assembly comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives while the PDP are playing the opposition.

The APC and the PDP all have wide spread representation in the states (Governors), State Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly at large. 

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