Nigeria Elections: List of Major Political Parties in Nigeria
Nigeria’s federal republic is governed by a multi-party system. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have the most seats in the National Assembly (PDP).
The African Democratic Congress (ADC), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and eleven other parties registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission are among the smaller parties.
The largest are the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Young Progressives Party (YPP), as well as the African Democratic Congress (ADC), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), and Social Democratic Party (SDP), and eleven other parties.
See List below of major political parties below;
• All Progressives Congress APC Est. 2013
• People’s Democratic Party PDP Est. 1998
• All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA Est. 2003
• New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP Est. Unknown
• Young Progressives Party YPP Est. 2017
• Social Democratic Party SDP Est. 1989
• African Democratic Congress ADC Est. 2005
• People’s Redemption Party PRP Est. 1978
With all things being equal, the major parties listed above have the tendency to lead the next Nigerian government starting March 2023.
These are not the only Political parties available for the polls, there are approximately are eighteen registered parties according to the Independent Nigeria Electoral Commission (INEC)
The tremendous stakes surrounding Nigeria’s elections in 2023 need to be acknowledged more explicitly in the debate. This could assist in shifting the narrative away from patronage and toward competence.
A business-as-usual approach to primary and general elections might be disastrous for the country and region.