Over 60 new political parties have submitted applications for registration ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, revealed that it has received the applications and was working towards releasing its decisions on the applications received.
The Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said the commission was already processing the applications from the 60 new parties seeking registration and those who meet the criteria provided by the electoral law and electoral act will be registered.
The applications are being processed. Some of the applications have challenges and we have drawn the attention of the groups that submitted them.
Some of the associations have also come to make enquiries on their filed applications. Those who meet the threshold for registration would be registered within the next one month, while those who did not meet the criteria would not be registered.
We will act within the laws establishing INEC in regulating them.
If all of the associations meet the requirements, we are bound to register them, in which case we are also bound to manage and regulate all the registered political parties.