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NIGERIA - POLITICAL PARTIES.

Nigeria has a multi-party system with sometimes two or three stronger parties and a third party that is electorally successful. A list of the registered and officially recognized political parties at various times in Nigeria’s political history is as follows:

(2013-present)
 
All Progressives Congress                              (APC)
 Advanced Congress of Democrats                   (ACD)
 Alliance for Democracy                                  (AD)
 African Democratic Congress                         (ADC)
 All Progressives Grand Alliance                      (APGA)
 All People's Party                                          (APP)
 African Renaissance Party                             (ARP)
 Communist Party of Nigeria                           (CPN)
 Congress for Progressive Change                   (CPC)
 Democratic Alternative                                  (DA)
 Democratic People's Party (Nigeria)                (DPP)
 Democratic Socialist Movement                      (DSM)
 Fresh Democratic Party                                 (FDP)
 Labour Party                                                (LP)
 Masses Movement of Nigeria                          (MMN)
 National Conscience Party                              (NCP)
 New Democrats                                            (ND)
 National Democratic Party                             (NDP)
 People's Democratic Party                              (PDP)
 Progressive Peoples Alliance                           (PPA)
 People Progressive Party                                (PPP)
 People's Redemption Party                             (PRP)
 People's Salvation Party                                 (PSP)
 Social Democratic Mega Party                        (SDMP)
 People's Democratic Party                              (PDP)
 Socialist Workers League                               (SWL)
 United Nigeria People's Party                         (UNPP)
 United Progressive Party                                (UPP)

 

Fourth Republic (1999-2013)

 

Political Parties (1996-1998)

Abortive Third Republic

  • National Republican Convention                   (NRC)
  • Social Democratic Party                                (SDP)

 

Second Republic (1979-1983)

 

First Republic (1960-1966)

INEC
INEC is the permanent body created by the constitution to organize federal and state elections in Nigeria.
In the last elections, 63 political parties participated and were expected to win at least one seat in the National Assembly or State Houses of Assembly or risk deregistration. Results of the elections showed that only 10 parties fulfilled the requirement. They include the People Democratic Party (PDP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN), All Nigeria People Party (ANPP), Labour Party (LP), Progressive People Alliance (PPA), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Accord Party (AP), Democratic People Party (DPP) and KOWA Party.
The 63 Registered Political Parties of Nigeria


S/N

PARTY

ACRONYM

1

Accord

A

2

Action Congress

AC

3

Action Alliance

AA

4

Action Party of Nigeria

APN

5

Advanced Congress of Democrats

ACD

6

African Democratic Congress

ADC

7

African Liberation Party

ALP

8

African Political System

APS

9

African Renaissance Party

ARP

10

All Nigeria People Party

ANPP

11

All Progressives Grand Alliance

APGA

12

Alliance for Democracy

AD

13

Allied Congress Party of Nigeria

ACPN

14

Better Nigeria Progressive Party

BNPP

15

Change Advocacy Party

CAP

16

Citizens Popular Party

CPP

17

Community Party of Nigeria

CPN

18

Congress for Democratic Change

CDC

19

Congress for Progressive Change

CPC

20

Democratic Alternative

DA

21

Democratic Front for Peoples Federation

DFPF

22

Democratic People Alliance

DPA

23

Democratic People Party

DPP

24

Freedom Party of Nigeria

FPN

25

Fresh Democratic Party

FRESH

26

Hope Democratic Party

HDP

27

Justice Party

JP

28

Kowa Party

KP

29

Labour Party

LP

30

Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria

LDPN

31

Masses Movement of Nigeria

MMN

32

Mega Progressive People Party

MPPP

33

Movement for Democracy and Justice

MDJ

34

Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy

MRDD

35

National Action Council

NAC

36

National Conscience Party

NCP

37

National Democratic Liberty Party

NDLP

38

National Democratic Party

NDP

39

National Majority Democratic Party

NMDP

40

National Movement of Progressive Party

NMPP

41

National Reformation Party

NRP

42

National Solidarity Democratic Party

NSDP

43

National Transformation Party

NTP

44

National Unity Party

NUP

45

New Democrats

ND

46

New Nigeria Peoples Party

NNPP

47

Nigeria Advance Party

NAP

48

Nigeria Elements Progressive Party

NEPP

49

Nigeria Peoples Congress

NPC

50

Peoples for Democratic Change

PDC

51

Peoples Democratic Party

PDP

52

Peoples Mandate Party

PMP

53

Peoples Party of Nigeria

PPN

54

Peoples Progressive Party

PPP

55

Peoples Redemption Party

PRP

56

Peoples Salvation Party

PSP

57

Progressive Action Congress

PAC

58

Progressive People Alliance

PPA

59

Republican Party of Nigeria

RPN

60

Social Democratic Mega Party

SDMP

61

United Democratic Party

UDP

62

United National Party for Development

UNPD

63

United Nigeria Peoples Party

UNPP

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