The Independent National Electoral Commission (#INEC) on Thursday de-registered 74 political parties.
With this development, there are now 18 registered political parties in the country.
The successful parties are Accord Party, Action Alliance, African Action Congress, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Allied Peoples Movement.
Others are Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, National Rescue Movement, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Social Democratic Party, Young Progressives Party, and Zenith Labour Party.
According to him, 75 parties didn’t satisfy the requirement but one went to court.
Mahmood also said the Booth Party, which registered after 2019, would continue to exist.
They were deregistered for breach of any of the requirements for registration as a political party, failure to win at least 25% of the votes cast in one State of the Federation in a Presidential election or 25% of the votes cast in one Local Government Area of a State in a Governorship election and failure to win at least one ward in a Chairmanship election, one seat in the National or State Assembly election or one seat in a Councillorship election.