👤 Uthman Muhammed, DENISAURUS News
Political parties in Nigeria will soon be cut to size by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The election body which can de-register political parties on grounds of: “breach of any of the requirements for registration” or “failure to win at least twenty-five percent of votes cast in- one State of the Federation in a Presidential election; or
one Local Government of the State in a Governorship election; will expunge at least 70 groups if it adhered to the rules set in the 1999 constitution.
This will leave voters with a choice of five or six parties which includes the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
The Allied Peoples Movement which lost its Governorship election in Ogun would still remain as it was able to win a seat at the House of Representatives, as required by the law which states that a party must win “win at least- one ward in the Chairmanship election, one seat in the National or State House of Assembly election; or one seat in the Councillorship election.”