APC, PDP survive as INEC deregisters over 70 political parties

APC, PDP survive as INEC deregisters over 70 political parties

- Some political parties have been deregistered by INEC after a review of 2019 election

- It was gathered that only 18 political parties survived the process

- Among those who survived the process were the PDP, APC and SDP

Following their bad outing in the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after an assessment, has deregistered 74 political parties.

According to the electoral umpire, 18 political parties survived the deregistration process.

With this, 74 parties were deregistered.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the face of election might likely change for the best as the electoral body claimed the use of smart card reader machine and electronic collation of results would be legally possible in the 2023 general election.

This was disclosed by Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner in charge of publicity and voter education.

Okoye who represented the chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a stakeholders’ forum on electoral reforms said the commission is committed to the enhancement of the power of the smart card reader.

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Going further, he said the commission would drive the process for the introduction of new technologies in the electoral process.

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Legit.ng had also reported that the reason behind desperation among Nigerian politicians to get to power at all cost was explained by the INEC.

The director, voter education and publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, while responding to the question said that one of the reasons could be because the rewards of public office seem too juicy to ignore.

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Source: Legit.ng

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