The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral body yesterday, announced the registration of 21 new political parties. The registration has now raised the number of registered political parties in Nigeria to 67. According to INEC, the decision to register the new political parties was taken at its usual weekly meeting.

The new political parties are: All Blending Party (ABP), All Grassroots Alliance (AGA), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Coalition for Change (C4C), Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP) Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN), Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) Modern Democratic Party (MDP), National Interest Party (NIP), National Rescue Mission (NRM), New Progressive Movement (NPM) and Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP).

Others include: People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty (PANDEL) People’s Trust (PT), Providence People’s Congress (PPC), Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP), Restoration Party of Nigeria (RP) and Sustainable National Party (SNP).

With the new development, the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria now stands at 67.