A total of 74 political parties have been deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the electoral body reviewed the structures of political parties as it begins preparation for the 2023 polls.

This was disclosed on Thursday by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a news conference in Abuja.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday deregistered 74 political parties in Nigeria.

This was disclosed on Thursday by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a news conference in Abuja.

Yakubu disclosed that the decision was taken by the commission in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

“The political parties were deregistered because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections, ” Yakubu said

Nigeria in total has 92 political parties registered.

With the deregistering of the affected political parties by INEC, Nigeria now officially has only 18 registered political parties