new political parties 2023: INEC rules out registration of
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in Rivers State, Mr.Obo Effanga, has said the Commission will not register any new party for participation in the 2023 general election.
Effanga who stated this on Thursday at a new conference in Port Harcourt added that INEC had started all it needs to do to ensure that the newly signed Electoral Act is put into operation.
He said no new political parties will be registered outside of the 18 already existing ones.
The Rivers INEC boss stated that continuous registration of potential voters in the State will end in June this year.
He said INEC in the state has so far registered about 173,000 voters in the newly created polling units across state.
Effanga said, “The continued voters registration will end by June, the registration had been held in every state and local government offices of INEC.