The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered seventy-five(74) political parties.
This suggests that only eighteen (18) political parties survived the deregistration process.
The commission carried out a review of the performance of political parties after the 2019 general elections to see which parties qualify to exists.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said, “Seventy-five (75) political parties did not satisfy the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the Constitution. However, one of the political parties, the Action Peoples Party (APP), filed a suit in court and obtained an order restraining the Commission from deregistering it. Consequently, the party remains registered pending the determination of the case by the court”.
The Commission also disclosed that the Commission has fixed September 19th, 2020 for the governorship election in Edo and October 10th, 2020 for the gubernatorial Ondo state