Political parties in Nigeria in 2023, their logos and leaders

Political parties in Nigeria in 2023, their logos and leaders

Political parties in Nigeria fall under a multi-party system. This 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
Photo: canva.com (modified by author)
Source: UGC

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.

Political parties in Nigeria and their logos and leaders

INEC reduced political parties in Nigeria from 92 to 18 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 18 political parties in Nigeria and their logos as of 2023:

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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 these political parties and their logos:

1. All Progressives Congress (APC)

Political parties in Nigeria
All Progressives Congress' logo. Photo: @officialapcng
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 6 February 2013
  • Chairperson: Abdullahi Adamu
  • Secretary: Iyiola Omisore

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.

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 ACP.

2. People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Political parties
People's Democratic Party's logo. Photo: @officialpdpnig
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 1998
  • Chairman: Iyorchia Ayu
  • 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.

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3. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

Political parties in Nigeria
APGA's logo. Photo: @apga.official
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2003
  • Chairman: Victor Ikechukwu Oye
  • Secretary: Labaran Maku

APGA's current chairman is Dr Victor Ikechukwu Oye. 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)

Political parties' logos in Nigeria
Young Progressives Party's logo. Photo: @yppnational
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 7 June 2017
  • Chairman: Bishop Amakiri
  • Secretary: Vidiyeno Bamaiyi

YPP is a social-democratic political party. It 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)

Nigeria political parties
NNPP's logo. Photo: @OfficialNNPP
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: 2000
  • Chairman: Rufai Ahmed Alkali
  • Secretary: Dipo Olayoku

NNPP's founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam, handed over the party to Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Dr Rabiu left PDP to contest for Nigeria's presidential seat on an NNPP ticket and is optimistic about winning the 2023 elections. Dr Boniface is, however, still NNPP's chairman of the Board of Trustees.

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6. Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Political parties in Nigeria
Young Progressives Party's logo. Photo: @SDPNig
Source: Facebook
  • Founded: December 1989
  • Chairman: Rufai Ahmed Alkali
  • Secretary: Dipo Olayoku

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.

7. African Democratic Congress (ADC)

Political parties' leaders in Nigeria
African Democratic Congress' logo. 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)

Nigerian political parties
PRP's logo. 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.

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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 those political parties and their logos in Nigeria:

9. Zenith Progressives Alliance (ZPA)

Political parties in Nigeria
ZLA's logo. 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 would make the party more inclusive by accommodating different opinions.

10. Action Democratic Party (ADP)

Political parties in Nigeria
ADP's logo. Photo: @ADP Action Democratic Party
Source: UGC
  • Founded: June 2017
  • Chairman: Yabayi V. Sani
  • Secretary: James Okoroma

Politically concerned Nigerians established ADP in June 2017 as a third force to counter APC and PDP. The party's current chairman is Yabayi V. Sani, while its national secretary is James Okoroma.

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:

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11. Accord (A)

Political parties
Accord's logo. Photo: @ACCORD PARTY OF NIGERIA (APN)
Source: UGC
  • Founded: (Information is currently off the record)
  • 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.

12. Action Alliance (AA)

Political parties
Action Alliance's logo. 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. Its 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)

Nigeria political parties
ACC's logo. 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.

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14. Allied Peoples Movement (APM)

Political parties in Nigeria
APM's logo. 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 it in August 2018. The party endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.

15. Action Peoples Party (APP)

Political parties in Nigeria
APP's logo. 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)

Political parties in Nigeria
Boot Party's logo. Photo: @TheBOOTParty
Source: Twitter
  • Founded: (Information is currently off the record)
  • Chairman: Sonny Adenuga
  • Secretary: Egwuatu Maryann C.

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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)

Nigeria political parties' logos
Labour Party's logo. 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.

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.

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How many political parties are in Nigeria in 2023?

There are 18 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.

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.

How many political parties are in Nigeria today?

Here are the names of the 18 registered political parties in Nigeria and their chairpersons:

  1. All Progressives Congress (APC): Abdullahi Adamu
  2. People's Democratic Party (PDP): Iyorchia Ayu
  3. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA): Victor Oye
  4. Young Progressives Party (YPP): Bishop Amakiri
  5. New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP): Rufai Ahmed Alkali
  6. Social Democratic Party (SDP): Rufai Ahmed Alkali
  7. African Democratic Congress (ADC): Ralph Okey Nwosu
  8. People's Redemption Party (PRP): Falalu Bello
  9. Zenith Labour Party (ZLP): Dan Nwanyanwu
  10. Action Democratic Party (ADP): Yabagi Sani
  11. Accord (A): Mohammad Lawal Nalado
  12. Action Alliance (AA): Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje
  13. African Action Congress (AAC): Leonard Nzenwa (Acting)
  14. Allied Peoples Movement (APM): Yusuf Mamman Dantalle
  15. Action Peoples Party (APP): Uchenna Nnadi
  16. Boot Party (BP): Sonny Adenuga
  17. Labour Party (LP): Julius Abure
  18. National Rescue Movement (NRM): Isaac Chigozie Udeh

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What is the ruling political party in Nigeria?

APC (All Progressives Congress) is Nigeria's ruling political party in Nigeria.

Only two political parties in Nigeria have the most members in the House of Representatives and Senate. In addition, some active parties only have representation in state assemblies, while others have no representation in the legislative bodies.

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Legit.ng also published various ways governments and private institutions can use to fight political apathy in Nigeria. Political apathy is when citizens seclude themselves from political activities and affairs in their country.

Typically, this apathy is caused by negative feelings or experiences resulting from elections and the general political space. While it may seem harmless initially, political apathy impacts a country negatively by slowing down social, political, and economic development.

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