Leadership (Abuja)

15 February 2013

Nigeria: INEC Deregisters Two More Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has de-registered two more political parties, bringing the total number of de-registered parties to 38.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the affected political parties are Change Advocacy Party (CAP) and Democratic Front for a Peoples Federation. (DFPF)

A reliable source at INEC told NAN that the decision to de-register the parties was taken at the commission's meeting of Feb. 5,

The source also said that the political parties affected did not meet the requirements stipulated by the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, confirmed the de-registration of the parties.

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