INEC Registers 46th Political Party

The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered another political party, African People’s Party.
This brings the number of parties in the country to 46.
The INEC Chairman Mahmooh Yakubu said in Abuja at the swearing-in of new nine Residents Electoral Commissioners, at the commission’s headquarter on Wednesday in Abuja, that the party was on Tuesday issued Certificate of Registration in compliance with a court order.
He said that APP originally applied for registration as a political party in 2014.
Yakubu said that the commission had so far registered 2,092,434 new registrants under the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration.
“At the end of the first quarter of the exercise, some 1,810,153 citizens were registered.
“The exercise is now in the second week of the second quarter and already some 282,281 citizens have been registered, making a total of 2,092,434 new registrants so far,” he added.
He said that their assumption of duty came at an auspicious time, at exactly 548 days to the 2019 General Elections, and after the conclusion of the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
He advised Commissioners to be fair to all, partisan to none, saying that as election managers, they would be responsible for the implementation of the plan.
“As election managers, you must maintain the required openness and consultation.
“At the same time, you must be very firm and courageous on the side of the law as well as our regulations and guidelines as required of you as unbiased umpire.
“Be fair to all, partisan to none,” he said.

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