Political parties in Nigeria in 2024, their logos and leaders

Political parties in Nigeria in 2024, their logos and leaders

Political parties in Nigeria fall under a multi-party system. The country's first set of political parties was formed in 1959, shortly before Britain granted them independence. Established parties have more seats in the National Assembly than smaller parties.

Political parties in Nigeria
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Source: UGC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was formed in 1999. It oversees elections and regulates the number of political parties in Nigeria. The commission occasionally deregisters parties that do not meet the constitutional requirements.

What are the names of the main political parties?

Here are the names of the 19 registered political parties in Nigeria and their chairpersons.

No. PartyChairperson
1All Progressives Congress (APC)Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
2People's Democratic Party (PDP)Umar Illiya
3All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Barrister Sylvester Ezeokenwa
4Young Progressives Party (YPP)Bishop Amakiri
5New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)Rufai Ahmed Alkali
6Social Democratic Party (SDP)Alh. Shehu Gabam
7African Democratic Congress (ADC)Ralph Okey Nwosu
8People's Redemption Party (PRP)Mallam Falalu Bello
9Zenith Progressives Alliance (ZPA)Dan Nwanyanwu
10Action Democratic Party (ADP)Yabagi Yusuf Sani
11Accord (A)Mohammad Lawal Nalado
12Action Alliance (AA) Kenneth Udeze
13African Action Congress (AAC)Omoyele Sowore
14Allied Peoples Movement (APM)Yusuf Mamman Dantalle
15Action Peoples Party (APP)Uchenna Nnadi
16Boot Party (BP)Sunday Adenuga
17Labour Party (LP)Julius Abure
18National Rescue Movement (NRM)Isaac Chidozie Udeh
19Youth PartyDr. Umar Muhammed

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List of all the political parties in Nigeria and their logos and leaders

INEC reduced political parties in Nigeria from 92 to 19 in 2020. However, some of the 74 deregistered parties are still active, and new ones are still sprouting. The logos of political parties in Nigeria are outstanding.

The symbols and colours used on the logo makes a political party's activities visible and eliminate confusion among the people. Here is a list of 19 political parties in Nigeria and their logos as of 2024.

Parties represented in the National Assembly

Eight parties are well-represented in represented in the Senate and House of Representatives. Below is a list of the pictures of political parties in Nigeria.

1. All Progressives Congress (APC)

All Progressives Congress' logo
APC candidate Bola Tinubu won the presidential election in 2023. Photo: @officialapcng
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 6 February 2013
  • Chairman: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
  • Secretary: Ajibola Basiru

APC was formed on 6 February 2013 as a merger of ANPP (All Nigeria Peoples Party), CPC (Congress for Progressive Change), and ACN (Action Congress of Nigeria) political parties.

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APC's main political support comes from southwestern Nigeria (dominated by the Yoruba) and Northern Nigeria (dominated by the Hausa-Fulani). President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected in the 2019 general election under All Progressives Congress.

2. People's Democratic Party (PDP)

People's Democratic Party's logo
The longtime slogan of the Peoples Democratic Party has been "Power to the people". Photo: @officialpdpnig
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 1998
  • Chairman: Umar Illiya
  • Secretary: Samuel Anyanwu

APC and PDP are the major contemporary political parties in Nigeria. These two parties have the most seats in National Assembly. PDP was established in 1998 and won every presidential election between 1999 and 2011.

3. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

APGA's logo
APGA was founded in 2002. Photo: @apga.official
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2002
  • Chairman: Barrister Sylvester Ezeokenwa
  • Secretary: Ibrahim Mani

APGA's current chairman is Barrister Sylvester Ezeokenwa. In February 2013, a faction of the party merged with ACN, ANPP, and CPC to form APC. Additionally, APGA encountered remarkable growth during the 2019 elections.

4. Young Progressives Party (YPP)

YPP's logo
The Young Progressive Party was formed as a political association. Photo: @yppnational
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 7 June 2017
  • Chairman: Bishop Amakiri
  • Secretary: Vidiyeno Bamaiyi

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YPP is a social-democratic political party. Young Progressives Party was established on 7 June 2017 to challenge Nigeria's two major contemporary parties, PDP and APC. YPP empowers young, brilliant, visionary leaders to fight poor leadership in Nigeria.

5. New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)

NNPP's logo
NNPP was founded in 2000. Photo: @OfficialNNPP
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2000
  • Chairman: Rufai Ahmed Alkali
  • Secretary: Dipo Olayoku

NNPP took part in all the elections during the 2023 general elections and came fourth. They won seats both in the executive and legislature. NNPP aims in maintain, and promote the secularism of the Nigerian state, instill religious tolerance and mutual harmony among all Nigerians.

6. Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP's logo
Social Democratic Party is one of the major parties in Nigeria. Photo: @SDPNig
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: December 1989
  • Chairman: Alh. Shehu Gabam
  • Secretary: Dr. Olu Ogunloye

Ibrahim Babangida, a former military president, created SDP in December 1989 as a merger of PFN (People's Front of Nigeria), PSP (People's Solidarity Party), and NLP (Nigerian Labor Party). Northern Nigerians dominate SDP's leadership.

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7. African Democratic Congress (ADC)

ADC's logo
African Democratic Congress promotes social democracy, rural development, and electoral reform. Photo: @ADCNationalHQ
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2005
  • Chairman: Ralph Okey Nwosu
  • Secretary: Said Baba Abdullahi

ADC's initial name was the Alliance for Democratic Change. The party was formed in 2005 and later changed its name to reflect the Nigerian people's aspirations effectively.

8. People's Redemption Party (PRP)

PRP's logo
PRP is a socialist party founded in 1978. Photo: @People's Redemption Party-PRP
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: September 1978
  • Chairman: Mallam Falalu Bello
  • Secretary: Babatunde F. Alli

Mallam Aminu Kano's supporters created PRP in September 1978 after withdrawing from NPN (National Party of Nigeria). PRP is a people-oriented party. It welcomes all Nigerian citizens who share their core values with them regardless of someone's religion, ethnicity, race, and creed.

Parties only represented in state assemblies

Two parties do not have representatives in the Senate or House of Representatives but have members in a few state assemblies. Here are the Nigerian political parties and their chairman.

9. Zenith Progressives Alliance (ZPA)

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ZPA's logo
ZPA promotes social democracy, workers' rights, and social welfare programs. Photo: @Zenith Labour Party Z.L.P
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2022
  • Chairman: Dan Nwanyanwu
  • Secretary: Yahaya Makama

ZLP (Zenith Labour Party) adopted a new name, ZPA (Zenith Progressives Alliance), ahead of the 2023 general election. ZPA's chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu, revealed that the decision was to make the party more inclusive by accommodating different opinions.

10. Action Democratic Party (ADP)

ADP's logo
ADP got officially registered and announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Photo: @ADP Action Democratic Party
Source: UGC
  • Founded: June 2017
  • Chairman: Yabagi Yusuf Sani
  • Secretary: Victor Tamie Fingesi

Politically concerned Nigerians established ADP in June 2017 as a third force to counter APC and PDP. The party's current chairman is Yabagi Yusuf Sani, while its national secretary is Victor Tamie Fingesi.

Extra-parliamentary parties

Eight registered parties do not have representatives in the Senate, House of Representatives, or state assemblies. These political parties' logos are listed below:

11. Accord (A)

The Accord's logo
Accord advocates for social democracy and secularism. Photo: @Accord Party of Nigeria (APN)
Source: UGC
  • Founded: 2010
  • Chairman: Mohammad Lawal Nalado
  • Secretary: Adebukola Abiola Ajaja

Accord (Nigeria) won one seat in the House of Representatives and none in the Senate during the 2015 National Assembly of Nigeria elections.

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12. Action Alliance (AA)

The Action Alliance part's logo
Action Alliance promotes social justice, rural development, and youth empowerment. Photo: @Action Alliance (AA)
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2005
  • Chairman: Kenneth Udeze
  • Secretary: Vernimbe A. James

AA upholds and protects the unity and sovereignty of Nigeria. Action Alliance's mission is to eradicate illiteracy by making education affordable, discourage environmental degradation, promote environmental protection, advance and project inter-African progress and unity, and more.

13. African Action Congress (AAC)

The ACC's logo
ACC was launched in Abuja, the country's capital on the 15th of August, 2018. Photo: @African Action Congress (AAC)
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 15 August 2018
  • Chairman: Omoyele Sowore
  • Secretary: Ina Okopi-Aqu

Omoyele Sowore launched ACC on 15 August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. He is a 2019 presidential aspirant and Publisher at Sahara Reporters. The party expelled Leonard Nzenwa and suspended other individuals over financial impropriety and anti-party activities on 13 May 2019.

14. Allied Peoples Movement (APM)

APM's logo
APM endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate in the 2015. Photo: @Allied People's Movement (APM)
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: (Information is currently off the record)
  • Chairman: Yusuf Mamman Dantalle
  • Secretary: Oyadeyi Ayodele Adebayo

APM's mission is to strengthen Nigeria's economy, improve the country's infrastructure, protect the people, properties and environment, etc. INEC registered Allied Peoples Movement in August 2018. The party endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.

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15. Action Peoples Party (APP)

APP's logo
The current chairman for APP is Uchenna Nnadi. Photo: @Action Peoples Party (APP)
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: (Information is currently off the record)
  • Chairman: Uchenna Nnadi
  • Secretary: Abu Ibrahim Sossan

The Action Peoples Party exists to build and safeguard a fair, free, and open society that upholds equality and liberty. The party is determined to protect all human rights, including the freedom of worship, speech, association, and the right to vote freely.

16. Boot Party (BP)

Boot Party's logo
BOOT means Because Of Our Tomorrow. Photo: @TheBOOTParty
Source: Twitter
  • Founded: (Information is currently off the record)
  • Chairman: Sunday Adenuga
  • Secretary: Egwuatu Maryann C.

The Boot Party aspires to create a new political leadership system driven by TAP (Technology And People) to promote leaders with zeal to serve the people, irrespective of their nationality, financial capabilities, or creed.

17. Labour Party (LP)

Labour Party's logo
The Labour Party (LP) is a social democratic political party in Nigeria. Photo: @Labour Party Nigeria
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2002
  • Chairman: Julius Abure
  • Secretary: Umar Farouk Ibrahim

The Labour Party was created in 2002 as PSD (Party for Social Democracy). Its membership and support have increased drastically from 27 May 2022 because of the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi. He joined LP shortly after quitting PDP (People's Democratic Party) to run for the 2023 Nigerian presidential election.

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18. National Rescue Movement (NRM)

Political parties in Nigeria
NRM's logo. Photo: @NationalRescueMovementNRM
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 1999
  • Chairman: Isaac Chidozie Udeh
  • Secretary: Danbuba Mohammed

The National Rescue Movement is committed to building an economic independent and fully democratic Nigeria. It was formed in 1999 and received a certificate of registration from INEC on 10 January 2018.

19. Youth Party

Youth Party's logo
The current chairman for the Youth Party is Dr. Umar Muhammed. Photo: Youth Party Nigeria
Source: Facebook
  • Chairman: Dr. Umar Muhammad
  • Secretary: Mr. Sope Durodola

The Youth Party aims to promote youth participation in politics and governance. They advocate for policies that address issues like unemployment, education, and social justice. The current chairman is Dr. Umar Muhammad.

How many political parties are in Nigeria?

There are 19 INEC registered political parties in Nigeria. Supporters use three key elements, the motto, slogan, and logo of political parties in Nigeria, to identify themselves with these organizations.

What is the name of the first political parties in Nigeria?

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The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) was the first political party founded in Nigeria. It was founded in 1923 by Herbert Macaulay.

How many parties were deregistered?

In February 2020, INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) deregistered 74 political organizations in Nigeria and banned them from participating in subsequent elections. The deregistered parties failed to meet the minimum constitutional votes per state requirements.

What is the ruling political party in Nigeria?

The ruling political party in Nigeria is the All Progressives Congress (APC). They have held power since 2015 and won the most recent presidential election in February 2023 with their candidate, Bola Tinubu.

What are the types of political parties in Nigeria?

Nigeria's political parties are categorized into three groups: those with representation in the National Assembly, those exclusively represented in state assemblies, and extra-parliamentary parties.

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