Current political parties in Nigeria

Current political parties in Nigeria

There are different opinions on the number of current political parties in Nigeria. Some count only the parties that have existed for many years and officially registered political parties in Nigeria, others also add newly registered parties. In total, the number varies between 68 and 91. Below, you will find a list of political parties in Nigeria.

Current political parties in Nigeria

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List of current political parties in Nigeria

There has never been a time in the whole history of Nigeria when there was as many parties as there are now. The list of today’s parties includes a lot of names and logos, and all of them are supposed to have their effect on the political life in the country. Check out list of political parties in Nigeria 2018 right here:

Current political parties in Nigeria

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  • Accord (shortened to A) is a political party that aims at populism, corporatism, and capitalism. The head of this party is Mohammad Lawal Nalado
  • Action Alliance (shortened to AA) is a political force previously known as National Mass Movement of Nigeria (NMMN), headed by Barrister Udeze Kenneth
  • Advanced Congress of Democrats (shortened to ACD) is a party of former members of PDP. The party is headed by Peter Blavo
  • Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (shortened to ACPN) is one of the most famous parties in Nigeria, headed by Alhaji Ganiyu .O. Galadima
  • Alliance for Democracy (shortened to AD) used to be one of the most influential parties in Nigeria until one of its factions left and joined another political force. Now, it’s headed by Chief Joseph Awazi
  • African Democratic Congress (shortened to ADC) is another influential and famous Nigerian political party headed by Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu
  • Action Democratic Party (shortened to ADP) is also known as “God’s Own Party”. It’s headed by Yabayi V. Sani
  • All Grand Aliance Party (shortened to AGAP) is another known Nigerian political force headed by Okey Chikwendu
Current political parties in Nigeria

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  • African Peoples Alliance (shortened to APA) is a party that struggles for unity, peace, and development. The head of this political force is Emmanuel Urhuarhovie
  • All Progressives Congress (shortened to APC) is one of the most well-known political parties in Nigeria. Now, it’s headed by Chief John Odigie Oyegun
  • Advanced People Democratic Alliance (shortened to APDA). Headed by Mohammed Shittu Kabiru
  • All Progressive Grand Alliance (shortened to APGA) At present, is headed by Dr. Victor Ikechukwu Oye
  • Action People’s Party (shortened to APP) is headed by Ikeagwuomu Onyinye
  • Better Nigeria Progressive Party (shortened to BNPP) was registered in 2016. The present national chairman is Prof. Godswill Iheanyichukwu Nnaji
  • Democratic Alternative (shortened to DA) is known as one of the oldest parties in Nigeria. The head of the party is Prince Frank Ukonga
  • Democratic People’s Congress (shortened to DPC) is headed by Rev. Olusegun Peters
  • Democratic People’s Party (shortened to DPP) is headed by Chief Benson Gershon
  • Fresh Democratic Party (shortened to FDP) is a party that believes in diversification of the Nigerian nation and unity, and in federalism as well. The party is headed by Rev. Chris Okotie
Current political parties in Nigeria

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  • Green Party of Nigeria (shortened to GPN). The head of the party is Chief Sam Eke
  • Hope Democratic Party (shortened to HDP) is a party headed by Chief Ambrose A. Owuru
  • Independent Democrats (shortened to ID) is a Nigerian party headed by Edozie Madu
  • Kowa Party (shortened to KP) The party is headed by Alhaji Saidy Bobboi
  • Labour Party (shortened to LP) is a party based on the ideas of social democracy. It’s headed by Dr. Mike Omotosho
  • Mass Movement of Nigerian is another Nigerian registered political party
  • Mega Progressive People’s Party (shortened to MPPP). The party is headed by Hon. Hamisu Santuraki
  • National Action Council (shortened to NAC) is a party headed by Hajiya Rabia Yasai
  • National Conscience Party (shortened to NCP) is one of the oldest parties in Nigeria. It’s now headed by Yinusa Tanko
  • National Democratic Liberty Party (shortened to NDLP) is headed by Alhaji Umar Mohammed Maizabura
  • Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (shortened to NEPP) is one more official Nigerian party that dates back to early the 2000s
Current political parties in Nigeria

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  • New Generation Party (shortened to NGP) is a Nigerian party headed by Dr. Yakubu Shendam
  • New Nigeria People Party (shortened to NNPP) is a political force headed by Dr. B.O. Aniebonam
  • Nigeria People Congress (shortened to NPC) is headed by Suleiman Ahmed Akasawua
  • National Unity Party (shortened to NUP) is now known as People’s Mega Party of Nigeria. It’s headed by Chief Perry Opara
  • People for Democratic Change (shortened to PDC) is headed by Alhaji Mudi M. Waziri
  • People Democratic Movement (shortened to PDM) was headed by Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim until the moment when news came that he was sacked
  • People’s Democratic Party (shortened to PDP) The party is headed by Prince Uche Secondus
  • Progressive People’s Alliance (shortened to PPA) is a party that’s headed by Chief Peter Ojonugwa Ameh
  • Peoples Party of Nigeria (shortened to PPN) is headed by Honourable Razak Eyiowuawi
  • Peoples Progressive Party (shortened to PPP). The party is headed by Dr. Damian Uzoma Ogbonna
  • Peoples Redemption Party (shortened to PRP). It’s headed by Alhaji Balarabe Musa
  • Social Democratic Party (shortened to SDMP). The party is currently headed by Chief Olu Falae
Current political parties in Nigeria

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  • Socialist Party of Nigeria (shortened to SPN) is one of the most known parties in Nigeria, headed by Mrs. Segun Sango
  • United Democratic Party (shortened to UDP) is another democratic force in the Nigerian politics. It’s headed by Godson Okoye
  • Unity Party of Nigeria (shortened to UPN). The national head of the party is Prof. Bankole Okuwa
  • United Progressive Party (shortened to UPP) . The present head of the force is Chief Chekwas Okorie
  • Young Democratic Party (shortened to YDP) The party is headed by Georgina Dakpokpo
Current political parties in Nigeria

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