Political Parties

Political Parties

Get information about all political parties in Nigeria to make an informed decision on the right party to join.

  • Accord
  • Action Alliance
  • Action Democratic Party
  • Action Peoples Party
  • African Action Congress
  • African Democratic Congress
  • All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • All Progressives Grand Alliance
  • Allied Peoples Movement
  • Boot Party
  • Labour Party (LP)
  • National Rescue Party
  • New Nigeria People Party
  • People’s Democratic Party
  • People’s Redemption Party
  • Social Democratic Party
  • Young Progressive Party
  • Zenith Labour Party
Accord
  • Name of Political Party: Accord
  • Headquarters of the party: Plot 488, 7th Yauri Street, Area 3, Garki Abuja
  • Year of formation: N/A
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: N/A
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Hon. Mohammad Lawal Nalado, Umar Farouk, Michael Lerama
  • History of the party: N/A
  • Highest position attained by the party: House of Representatives.
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Lagos
  • Party website: N/A
  • Party exploits in recent elections: Accord has been a long-standing party since Nigeria’s return to democracy but has never found a real standing in Nigeria’s politics. In 2015, It won a seat in the federal House of Representatives in 2015 with Dauda Abayomi representing the Mushin I constituency of Lagos.
  • Party Structure:
    1. The National Executive Committee
    2. The National Convention
    3. The National Working Committee
    4. The National Caucus
    5. The National Board of Trustees
  • Party internal mechanism: N/A
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Membership of the party shall be open to every citizen of Nigeria irrespective of his religion, ethnic group, place birth, sex, social or economic status, provided only that:
    1. a member accepts the principles, aims and objective fundamental values, policies and programmes of the party
    2. a person shall register as a member of the party at the war in which he/she normally resides and pays the prescribed annual membership fees.
    3. a registered member moving his/her residence from one Ward to another within the Federal Republic of Nigeria may transfer his/her membership to the latter subject to any condition as the party may stipulate
Action Alliance
  • Name of Political Party: Action Alliance
  • Headquarters of the party: Plot 1977, Orlu Street, Area 3, Garki, Abuja
  • Year of formation: 2005
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Prominent persons still in the party; Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, Sulaiman Abdrasheed, Ibraheem Isah, etc
  • Prominent persons still in the party:
  • Brief history of the party: Action Alliance also known as AA was formed in 2005.
  • Highest position attained by the party: They currently have two seats in the National Assembly for the 9th republic
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party:
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Imo state
  • Party website: N/A
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party has been able to produce two members in the House of representatives. The two are Kingsley Uju and Paschal Obi representing OGUTA / OHAJI-EGBEMA / ORU WEST and EHIME MBANO / IHITE- UBOMA / OBOWO constituency respectively.
  • Party Structure
    1. A. The Party shall be organized and administered at five levels namely;
      • i. Ward
      • ii. Local Government Area (LGA)
      • iii. State
      • iv. Zonal
      • v. National
    2. Each level of the Party shall have a Party Secretariat
    3. The Organizational Structure of the Party at the state level shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
  • Party internal mechanism
  • PARTY ORGANS The organs of the Party shall be as follows:
    1. NATIONAL
      • The National Convention
      • The National Think-Thank Committee
      • The National Executive Committee ZONAL Zonal Assembly
    2. STATE
      • The State Congress
      • The State Think – Thank Committee
      • The State Executive Committee
    3. C. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
      • The Local Government Area Congress
      • The Local Government Area Think-Thank Committee
      • The Local Government Area Executive Committee
    4. D. WARD:
      • The Ward Congress
      • The Ward Think-Thank Committee
      • The Ward Executive Committee
    5. E. OTHER ORGANS
      • The Action Alliance Caucus
      • The Board of Trustees
      • The Action Alliance Vanguard
      • The Action Alliance Prayer Committee (Christian & Islamic)
      • The Action Alliance Charity Committee
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Membership of the Party shall be open to every citizen of Nigeria irrespective of his/her religion, ethnic group, place of birth, sex, social or economic status:
    1. Application for membership shall be made on an individual basis;
    2. A person applying to be a member shall not be below the age of 18 years and not belong to another Political Party and if a member, has resigned his/her membership.
    3. He/she shall not be a member of the Armed Forces, Police, Security Agencies, Para-military organs, the Public Service of the Federation, State, Local Government/Area Council or a secret society;
    4. A person shall upon registration pay the prescribed registration or membership fees; and f. He/she shall accept the aims, objectives, principles, fundamental values, policies, and programs of the Party.
Action Democratic Party
  • Name of Political Party: Action Democratic Party
  • Headquarters of Party: Plot 3379A/3379B, Mungo Park Close, Off Jesse Jackson/Gimbya Street, Asokoro/Garki Area 11, Abuja.
  • Year of formation: 2017
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: N/A
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Engr. Yabagi Sani
  • Brief history of the party: The party was formed in June 2017 by some Nigerians who feel there should be a third force against the ruling party APC and the main opposition party PDP.
  • Highest position attained by the party: Member, Federal House of Reps
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Oyo state
  • Party website: www.adp.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party contested in the 2019 elections running for several positions including the post of president and some other legislative positions. However, they were able to win the OGBOMOSO NORTH/OGBOMOSHO SOUTH constituency in Oyo state represented by Hon Jacob Ajao Adeju.
  • Party Structure:
    1. The party shall be organized and administered at the following levels:
      • National
      • Zonal,
      • State;
      • Senatorial District;
      • Local Government Areas (LGA)
      • Ward and Polling Unit
    2. There shall be informal units for mobilization of voters during election campaigns, such as:
      • The Zonal constituency
      • The senatorial constituency
      • The ward constituency
      • The polling unit
    3. The party shall have a secretariat at all levels.
    4. The FCT Abuja shall be considered to be a State for the purpose of administration of the party.
  • Party internal mechanism: The party organs shall consist of the following:
    1. The Foundation Council.
    2. The National Convention
    3. The Board of Trustees
    4. The National Executive Committee
    5. The National Working Committee
    6. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Council
    7. The Zonal Congress
    8. The Zonal Executive Committee
    9. The Zonal Working Committee
    10. The State Congress
    11. The State Executive Committee
    12. The State Working Committee
    13. The Senatorial District Executive Committee
    14. The Senatorial District Working Committee
    15. The Local Government Area Congress
    16. The Local Government Executive Committee
    17. The Local Government Working Committee
    18. The Ward Congress 21
    19. The Ward Executive Committee
    20. The Ward Working Committee
    21. The Polling Unit Congress
    22. The Polling Unit Executive Committee
    23. The Polling Unit Working Committee
    24. Elders Councils at the State, Senatorial, Local Government and Ward levels
    25. Party Caucuses at the National and State levels
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Membership shall be opened to every citizen of Nigeria who satisfies the following conditions:
    1. Pay a prescribed registration non-refundable fee as may be fixed from time to time jointly by NEC and the Foundation Council.
    2. Has agreed to abide by the party‘s constitution and not below 18years
    3. He/she shall be registered and recognized at the party ward secretariat where he/she resides or works.
    4. Obtain a Membership Card.
Action Peoples Party
African Action Congress
  • Name of Political Party: African Action Congress
  • Headquarters of the party: House 1, 1Q Road Lugbe Federal Housing, Abuja
  • Year of formation: 2018
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Omoyele Sowore
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Omoyele Sowore
  • Brief history of the party: The party was registered in 2018 in time for the 2019 presidential election with Omoyele Sowore, a journalist being the Presidential candidate
  • Highest position attained by the party: N/A
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: N/A
  • Party website: www.aacparty.org
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party contested in the 2019 general elections
  • Party Structure:
    1. Polling Booth
    2. The ward
    3. Local government Area/ Federal Territory Area Council
    4. The State/ Federal Capital Territory
    5. The National level
  • Party internal mechanism:
    1. The Polling Booth Committee
    2. The ward executive committee
    3. The ward congress
    4. The LGAs/FCT Council Areas Executive Committee
    5. The LGAs/FCT Council Areas congress
    6. The state/FCT working committee
    7. The state/FCT executive committee
    8. The state/FCT Congress
    9. The Directorate
    10. The National working committee
    11. The National Executive Committee
    12. The board of Trustees
    13. The National convention
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities(PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: A person interested in joining the party would register at the ward of residence or origin. Alternatively, one could register via the party website at www.aacparty.org/members/
African Democratic Congress
  • NAME OF THE PARTY: AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
  • PARTY HEADQUARTERS: The ADC has its headquarters in FCT, Abuja. No.2 Fez/Kumasi Crescent, Wuse 2, Off Aminu Kano by Samsung/Panasonic Opposite FERMA.
  • YEAR OF FORMATION: The African Democratic Congress was formed in 2005 with the name Alliance for Democratic Change.
  • PROMINENT PERSONS THAT FORMED THE PARTY: Ralphs Okey Nwosu
  • PROMINENT PERSONS STILL IN THE PARTY: Olusegun Obasanjo, Ralphs Okey Nwosu, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ntima, Mr Cavin Algoa, Alh. Said Baba Abdullahi
  • HISTORY OF THE PARTY: The party was changed from Alliance for Democratic Change to its current name, African Democratic Congress. The name of the party was changed when it got registered with INEC. The goal for the name change is for the party to have the ability “to effectively encompass and reflect the aspirations of our people.” In October 2005 the pioneers met and reviewed their activities, they raised 755,000 members and supporters. As of January 10th, 2006 the members numbered 1,350,000, and with the presence of the infant organization in all 36 states of the federation and FCT.
  • HIGHEST POSITION ATTAINED BY THE PARTY: In 2015 there were 5 ADC members that occupied seats in the House of Representatives, all representing constituencies in Oyo state. Hon. Abiodun Olasupo represents the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa constituency, Hon. Adeyemi Sunday Adepoju represents the Ibarapa East/Ido constituency, Hon. Olusunbo Samson represents the Oluyole Local Govt. constituency, Hon. represents the Ibadan North-East/ Ibadan South-East constituency and Hon. Akintola Taiwo represents the Ona-Ara/Egbeda constituency
  • POLITICAL LEANINGS AND IDEOLOGY OF THE PARTY: At ADC, it is about Intense and Intentional Leadership – an activity that identifies challenges, gets the people to see the realities in these challenges, collectively evolves adaptive or technical solutions to these problems with a view to ensuring Excellent living conditions for all Nigerian. Leadership is the keyword here that the ADC is going to be driven by, noting that moving a person from ‘Good to Great’ takes a process. Sadly, Nigeria has over the years adopted a culture of mediocrity occasioned by our ‘clan’ mentality or man-know-man syndrome. You have to know somebody somewhere for things to happen to or for you. Leadership must inspire all our activities henceforth, it may sound scary to some, who are used to doing things the old way but nobody should be afraid as everybody will be groomed and taught the new way of doing things. The better way.
  • Party Core Values:
      1. Transparency
      2. Truthfulness
      3. Integrity
      4. Diligence
      5. Leadership
      6. Accountability
      7. Fidelity
      8. Prudence
      9. Selflessness
      10. Compassion
      11. Open-mindedness
      12. Patriotism
      13. Due process
      14. Tenacity
      15. Humility
      16. Detribalized
      17. Fearlessness
  • PRINCIPLES: to achieve these aims, the Party shall with trust, discipline, and faithful leadership endeavor to:
    1. maintain and preserve the integrity, unity, and sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as one indivisible political entity;
    2. ensure genuine restoration, permanent entrenchment, and practice of democracy, the rule of law, equity, and social justice;
    3. promote national integration and harmonious co-existence of the diverse communities of our society;
    4. build an egalitarian society founded on the principles of freedom, equality, and justice;
    5. Uphold the independence of the judiciary, a free press, as well as uphold the freedom of speech and of association;
    6. Ensure that only competent, dedicated, patriotic, and credible candidates are sponsored for elective offices at all levels of governance
    7. ensure that the programs of the Party at all levels conform at all times with the fundamental objectives, and directive principles of state policy, as contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as conform at all times with the Ethic, Aim, and Objectives of the Constitution of the Party;
    8. Promote mutual respect for and understanding of the religious, traditional, and cultural heritage of the various communities of our nation.
    9. eradicate illiteracy in our society and to promote learning and research, science and technology;
    10. build, promote, sustain and consolidate political, economic, and social independence and self-respect for all Nigerians;
    11. co-operate with Africans and other Nationalist movements and organizations working for the eradication of imperialism, neo-colonialism, racism and to strive relentlessly towards African Unity, as well as greater understanding and cohesion among all peoples of African descent;
    12. Cooperate with all member nations in promoting the course of the Economic Community of West African States. (ECOWAS) the Organization of African Unity (OAU), The Common-wealth, and United Nations Organization (UNO), and other International and regional groupings that shall be in the best interest of Nigeria and Africa; and help to find just and peaceful solutions for international disputes.
    13. build a political culture in which all Nigerians are equal members, where contributes according to his ability, where no one person dominates and no political party belongs to one individual;
  • LARGEST BASE OF THE PARTY: Oyo State as it won its house or representative position there
  • PARTY WEBSITE: www.adcparty.org.ng
  • PARTY EXPLOITS IN RECENT ELECTIONS:
    1. Presidential Elections; In the 2011 Nigerian Presidential Election, the ADC put forth candidate Rev. Peter Uchenna Nwangwu. He obtained 51,682 votes and placed 8th out of the 20 candidates in the election.
    2. In the 2015 Nigerian Presidential Election, the ADC put forth Dr. Mani Ibrahim Ahamad as their candidate. He obtained 29,665 votes which was 0.10% of the votes cast. He placed 7th out of 14 candidates
    3. In 2019, the ADC put forth former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Obadiah Mailafia, as a presidential candidate. He won a total of 97,874 votes which was 0.36% of the total votes cast. He placed 4th Candidate.
    4. House of Representatives; As of 2015, there were 5 ADC party members in the House of Representatives and represent constituencies in the Oyo State
    5. ADC won 3 House of Representative seats in 2019.
  • PARTY STRUCTURE: On 10 May 2018, the party was adopted by former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s political movement called the “Coalition for Nigeria Movement” (CNM). Obasanjo now serves as the chairman of the party. Per his speech titled “My Treatise for Future of Democracy and Development in Nigeria”, the goal of the CNM adopting the ADC party was “to work with others for bringing about desirable change in the Nigerian polity and governance”. There are ADC representatives in every state in Nigeria
  • PARTY INTERNAL MECHANISMS
    1. In order to promote inclusivity, the party has made provisions for women leaders and youth leaders. For instance, at least 2 women must be elected as part of significant committees like wards and executive committees. It also makes provision for youth leaders and groups.
  • SOCIAL WORK/IMPACT OF THE PARTY: No information available
  • PARTY REPRESENTATION IN TERMS OF WOMEN/PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (PWDS): No information available
  • HOW DO I JOIN THE PARTY: Anyone interested in joining the ADC party will register through the link www.adcparty.org.ng/register-2
All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Name of Political Party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Headquarters of the party– Abuja Nigeria
  • Year of formation: 2013
  • Prominent persons that formed the party:
    1. Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu
    2. President Mohammadu Buhari
    3. Alh Atiku Abubakar
    4. Mallam Ahmed Elrufai
    5. Mallam Huhu Ribadu
    6. Chief Bisi Akande
    7. Alh Lai Mohammed
  • Prominent persons still in the party
    1. Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu
    2. President Mohammadu Buhari
    3. Mallam Ahmed Elrufai
    4. Mallam Huhu Ribadu
    5. Chief Bisi Akande
    6. Alh Lai Mohammed
  • Brief history of the party
    1. Formed in February 2013, the party is the result of a merger of Nigeria’s three largest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) – and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). The three political parties organized their conventions and passed resolutions giving the go-ahead to forgo their individual identities and merge into one big party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
    2. The party received approval from the nation’s electoral umpire Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 31 July 2013 to become a political party and subsequently withdrew the operating licenses of the three legacy parties (the ACN, CPC, and ANPP).
    3. In March 2013, it was reported that two other associations – African Peoples Congress and All Patriotic Citizens – also applied for INEC registration, adopting APC as an acronym as well, reportedly “a development interpreted to be a move to thwart the successful coalition of the opposition parties, ahead of the 2015 general elections.” It was reported in April 2013 that the party was considering changing its name to the All Progressive Congress of Nigeria (APCN) to avoid further complications.
    4. In November 2013, five serving Governors, along with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria, from the governing PDP defected to the APC, as well as 49 legislators who joined the ranks of 137 legislators in the APC as a result of the prior merger of the smaller opposition parties.
    5. This initially gave the APC a slim majority of 186 legislators in the Lower House out of a total of 360 legislators; however, subsequent political wrangling and pressure from political factions and interests outside the National Assembly of Nigeria, gave the party only 37 additional legislators thus giving the APC a nominal majority of 172 out of 360 Legislators, as opposed to the PDP’s 171 (though some smaller PDP-allied parties hold the balance of the other seats.
    6. This was further confirmed when the party seated 179 members on January 15, 2015 when the House resumed after a long recess to finally affirm its majority. The governors who defected to the APC were Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State. It had been previously reported that Governors Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Sule Lamido of Jigawa State was set to
    7. defect from the People’s Democratic Party to the APC; however, both ended up remaining with the People’s Democratic Party.
    8. In the 2015 elections, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu ran as a senatorial nominee of the People’s Democratic Party for the Niger State east senatorial district, losing in a landslide to the APC’s David Umaru. The APC recorded a landslide victory in the 2015 Presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari won by almost 2.6 million votes. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat on 31 March. This was the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an opposition political party unseated a governing party in a general election and one in which power transferred peacefully from one political party to another. In addition, the APC won the majority of seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2015 elections, though it fell shy of winning a super-majority to override the ability of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to block legislation.
    9. Again, in 2019 the APC won the Presidential election President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected Nigeria’s president, defeating Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after winning in 19 of the 36 states. Mr Abubakar, victorious in 17 states and in the capital, Abuja with 15,191,847 million votes as against 11,262,978 votes.
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party:
    1. One clear learning point with the APC is the power of a strong and formidable party, which they demonstrated as opposition to unseat the then ruling PDP.
    2. The overriding ideology of the APC is a level playing ground for all and sundry.
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Northern Nigeria
  • Party Website: www.apc.com.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections:
    1. APC Triumph in the last General elections, by winning the Presidential election with victories in 19 of the 36 states, recorded 15,191,847 million votes as against across board.
    2. The party won majorities of the gubernatorial elections, currently controls 21 out of 36 states of the federation, which includes Ebonyi, whose governor decamped to the party from PDP.
    3. In the legislature, the APC recorded a simple majority, 63 out of 109 senators and 204 out 360 representatives.
  • Party Structure: The party is structured along with level competition and openness:
    1. National body coordinated by the National Executive council (NEC)
    2. State Exco, coordinated by the state executives
    3. Local Government Exco
    4. Ward Excos, which is the primary and grassroots basis of party membership.
  • Party internal mechanism: Liberal with strong internal contestation
  • Social work/Impact of the party: The party implementation a number of socio and economic developments programs aim at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods such as:
    1. Conditional cash transfer
    2. Conditional cash transfer
    3. Conditional cash transfer
    4. The special public works program
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs):
    1. APC is driven by an inclusive model of governance, following the agenda of 35% affirmative action, the federal government working to ensure that the state governments are doing so; Kwara, Ogun, Lagos, and others trying to ensure inclusive representation.
    2. PWD was considered members of the state executives and also legislatures
  • How do I join the party: Through your ward level and online platform.
All Progressives Grand Alliance
  • Name of Political Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance
  • Headquarters of the party: 41b Libreville Crescent, Opp. Tulip Press, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja
  • Year of formation: 2003
  • Prominent persons that formed the party:
    1.  Odumegwu Ojukwu
    2. Chekwas Okorie
    3. Alhaji Sanni Bayero
  • Prominent persons still in the party:
    1.  Umeoji Chukwuma Michael
    2. Ifeanyi Chudy Momah
    3. Mr. Labaran Maku
    4. Dr. Victor Ikechukwu Oye
    5. Hon. Damian Ozurumba
  • Brief history of the party: The Party was formally registered in 2003 in time for the general elections. Its aim was to rival the ruling Peoples Democratic Party for power. The party was largely seen as an Igbo party which has limited its spread over the years. Odumegwu Ojukwu ran for presidency under the party umbrella in 2003.
  • Highest position attained by the party: The party has produced several House of Representatives members and a few state governors
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Anambra
  • Party website: www.apgaofficial.org
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party has been able to provide 8 House of Representatives Members, four from Anambra, two from Benue, Two from Taraba and one from Abia. The governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano is also a member of the party
  • Party Structure: There shall be six (6) levels of Party Organization, namely:
    1. Diaspora
    2. Ward
    3. Local Government Area
    4. State
    5. Zonal
    6. National The Organizational Structure at the State level shall also apply in a similar manner to the Wards and Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as if it were a State.
  • Party internal mechanism:
    1. The following shall be principal organs of the Party:
      • National Convention
      • National Executive Committee
      • National Working Committee
      • Zonal Coordinating Committee
      • State Congress
      • State Executive Committee
      • State Working Committee
      • State Working Committee
      • The Local Government Area Executive Committee
      • The Local Government Working Committee
      • The Ward Congress
      • The Ward Executive Committee
      • The Ward Working Committee
    2. Each Executive Committee shall implement the policies of and shall be accountable and report to the Congress or Convention of its level.
    3. In all respects, Party hierarchy shall ascend correspondingly from the Ward to the National Level
    4. Each Executive Committee shall have a standing sub-committee to be known as the Working Committee whose composition and functions shall be as spelled out in this Constitution.
    5. The above principal organs shall have the power to set up standing and ad-hoc committees for their respective purposes.
  • OTHER PARTY ORGANS:
    1. Board of Trustees
    2. National Caucus
    3. State Caucus
    4. Local Government Area Caucus
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Conditions for Membership Membership of the Party shall be open to all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, ethnic group, place of birth, gender, social and economic status, provided that:
    1. The person is at least 18 years of age.
    2. The person is not a member of another political party or if he/she was such a member, has resigned such membership and shall show evidence of his/her resignation.
    3. The person shall not be a serving Public Officer, a member of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Police, or a Traditional Ruler.
    4. Application for membership shall be on an individual basis.
    5. A prospective member shall register at the Ward he ordinarily resides in or his Ward of origin.
Allied Peoples Movement
Boot Party
  • Name of Political Party: Because of our Tomorrow aka Boot Party
  • Headquarters of the party: House 11 Road C1 F.H.A Karu Abuja
  • Year of formation: N/A
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Sunday Adenuga
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Sunday Adenuga
  • Brief history of the party: N/A
  • Highest position attained by the party: None
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: N/A
  • Party website: www.boot.org.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: Boot Party has not won any political post in recent times
  • Party Structure: The BOOT National Executive Committee shall comprise:
    1. National Chairman;
    2. Deputy National Chairman;
    3. Vice National Chairman – Six (6), each shall represent each geopolitical zone;
    4. National General Secretary;
    5. National Deputy General Secretary;
    6. National Financial Secretary;
    7. Deputy National Financial Secretary;
    8. National Treasurer;
    9. National Publicity & Publications Secretary;
    10. National Publicity & Publications Deputy Secretary (6 numbers, each geopolitical zone);
    11. National Planning & Strategic Secretary;
    12. National Planning & Strategic Deputy Secretary (6 numbers, each geopolitical zone);
    13. National Legal Adviser;
    14. National Legal Adviser;
    15. National Auditor;
    16. Deputy National Auditor;
    17. National Women Leader;
    18. National Youth Leader;
    19. National Equality & Diversity Director;
    20. National Committees Director; and
    21. State Chairman – Thirty-Seven (37), each shall be for each states of the country including Federal Capital Territory;
    22. Ex-officio members.
  • Party internal mechanism: N/A
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Registration can be done via the party website at www.bootparty.org.ng
Labour Party (LP)
  • Name of Party: Labour Party (LP)
  • Party Headquarters: NO.29 OKE AGBE STREET, OFF LADOKE AKINTOLA BOULEVARD, GARKI 11, ALONG OLD CBN RD, ABUJA FCT NIGERIA
  • Year formed: formed in 2004
  • Prominent persons at formation: Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam (Baraden Paiko) RIP, National Chairman of Labour, Adams Aliyu Oshiomole, Fmr NLC President, Fmr Edo state Governor, Fmr APC National Chairman, Barr Julius Abure, National Secretary Labour Party (incumbent)
  • Prominent persons presently in the party: Barr Julius Abure, National Secretary Labour Party (incumbent) Comrade Eragbe Anslem, National Youth Leader
  • Brief History of Labour Party: It was formed in 2002, as the Party for Social Democracy by the Nigerian Labour Congress. Some of the party’s former notable members are Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the former Governor of Ondo State and the only Labour Party Governor in Nigeria. Former Governor of Oyo State Chief Alao Akala, Adams Oshiomole, the former Governor of Edo State and suspended Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, The LP Candidate for Delta State, Ogboru etc.
  • The highest Position attained by the party: In the 21 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 1 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and no seats in the Senate. The Party’s flag bearer in Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, emerged the state Governor after winning a judicial challenge
  • Political leaning and ideology of the party: Labour Party’s ideological leaning is that of Social Democracy inspired by the urgent need to change the shape, content and character of partisan politics in Nigeria. To that based on issues and identifiable ideology, which is also prerequisite for governance based on the commitment to ideals.
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: Labour Party (LP) unarguably is one of the largest structurally composed Political parties in Nigeria consisting of 3 Labour Centres NLC, TUC, ULC and the TRADE UNIONS as affiliates of the trade centres. Membership cuts across the ministers, Departments and Agencies, corporate and private organizations affiliated trade unions across the 774 LGAS, 36 STATES & FCT Harnessing these inherent potentials is the duty of leadership
  • Party’s website: www.labourparty.org.ng (Website is down waiting activation)
  • Party’s exploits in recent elections: Member House of Representatives from Benue State, Apa/Agatu Constituency Hon. GODDAY and 6 LGA council seats in Abia state
  • Party Structure:There are four(4) levels of party organization as Structure namely:
    1. Ward
    2. Local Government Area
    3. State
    4. National.
  • PRINCIPAL ORGANS OF THE PARTY
    1. National Convention
    2. National Executive Council, NEC
    3. National Working Committee, NWC
    4. Board of Trustees, BoT
    5. State Congress
    6. State Executive Council, SEC
    7. State Working Committee, SWC
    8. Local Government Congress, LGC
    9. Local Government Area Executive Council
    10. Local Government Area Working Committee
    11. Ward Congress
    12. Ward Executive Council
  • Party Internal Mechanism:
    1. SPECIAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
      • Notwithstanding the provisions of ARTICLE 13(1) THE NATIONAL CONVENTION of the party which shall be held once in four(4) years
      • There shall be Special National Convention to address specific issues concerning the party when the need arises
    2. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NEC COMPOSITION)
      • National Chairman
      • Three(3) National Deputy Chairman at least one of whom must be a FEMALE and the other a representative of the platform
      • The President, Vice President, the President of the Senate, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Houses of Representatives if produced by the party and the Governors and Deputy Governors produced by the party
      • Chairmen and Secretaries of States Executive Councils of the Party
      • Six(6) National Vice Chairmen each representing the six(6) geopolitical zones of the country
      • National Secretary
      • Three(3) National Deputy Secretaries
      • National Treasurer
      • Financial Secretary
      • National Organizing Secretary
      • National Legal Adviser
      • National Auditor
      • National Women Leader
      • Six(6) Deputy National Women Leaders each representing the six(6) geopolitical zones of the country
      • National Youth Leader
      • Six(6) Assistant National Youth Leaders each representing the six(6) geopolitical zones of the country
      • Presidents and Secretaries of Labour Centres if they are financial members of the party representing the platforms
      • Ex-officio members to be appointed by the National Executive Council
      • Chairperson of Women Commissions of Labour Centres if they are members of the party
  • Social Work/Impact of the Party: Labour Party in line with its ideological leaning has presented a full RESTRUCTURING PLAN that centres on TRUE FEDERALISM with PRODUCTIVITY OPTIMIZATION as a means of redefining governance, Political and Economic priorities of Nigeria 2023-2053. Highlights of the works and impacts shall be on:
    1. Job creation and wealth generation
    2. Community Policing
    3. Industrial and Infrastructural development
    4. Revamping the Educational and Health Care system
    5. Housing development and delivery on mortgage plans for 20 years minimum repayment at 4% rate
    6. Devolution. Of Power with Regional Governments and Hybrid parliamentary system of government
    7. Devolution. Of Power with Regional Governments and Hybrid parliamentary system of government
    8. Five (5) non-renewable Single term Political
National Rescue Party
  • Name of Political Party: National Rescue Party
  • Headquarters of the party: Plot 188 American International School Rd, Off Oladipo Diva Expressway by Games Village, Durumi District, Abuja
  • Year of formation: 10 th January 2018
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Sen. Saidu Muhammed Dansadau
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Sen. Saidu Muhammed Dansadau
  • Brief history of the party: the party was officially recognized by INEC on the 1oth of Jan. 2018. led by former senator, Saidu Dansadau, the party hopes to bring fresh ideas into rebuilding Nigeria.
  • Highest position attained by the party: None
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: N/A
  • Party website: www.nrm.org.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party participated in the Osun and Ekiti Gubernatorial elections.
  • Party Structure:
    1. There shall be five (5) levels of party organization:
      • The Polling Unit
      • The Ward
      • The Local Government Area
      • The State; and
      • The National Level.
    2. Each of these levels of the party organization shall have a functioning Secretariat.
    3. The organization structure of the state level shall also apply mutatis mutandis to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
  • Party internal mechanism: The Party shall have the following Organs:
    1. Polling Unit Party Officers
    2. Polling Unit Executive Committee
    3. Polling Unit All Members Meeting
    4. Ward Party Officers
    5. Ward Executive Committee
    6. Ward Polling Units Annual Assembly
    7. The Local Government Party Officers
    8. The Local Government Executive Committee
    9. The Local Government General Assembly
    10. The State Party Officers
    11. The State Management Committee
    12. The State Congress
    13. The National Officers of the Party
    14. National Management Committee
    15. The National Executive Committee
    16. The National Convention
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Membership of the party shall be open to every citizen of Nigeria irrespective of his/her religion, ethnic group, place of birth, gender, circumstance of birth, social or economic status.
  • i. A person shall be eligible to be registered as a member of a party provided that such a person:
  • a. Is a citizen of Nigeria;
  • b. Has attained the minimum age of 18 years and is not a member of another political party;
  • c. Accepts the aims, objectives, principles, fundamental values, policies and programs of the party;
  • d. Has applied for membership on an individual basis;
  • e. Shall be registered as a member of the party at the Polling Unit of birth or residence;
  • f. Shall pay the prescribed annual membership fees. g) has accepted to abide by the provisions of the Party’s Constitution and Party’s decisions at Executive Committee Meetings of all levels of the Party’s structure and Annual Meetings. ii. A registered member moving his/her residence from the Polling Unit to another within the Federal Republic of Nigeria may transfer his/her membership to the new Polling Unit subject to any conditions the party may stipulate.
New Nigeria People Party
  • Name of Political Party: New Nigeria People Party
  • Headquarters of the party: Suite FF 1-5 Willand’s Plaza Plot 511, Herbert Macaulay Way, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.
  • Year of formation: N/A
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: N/A
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Mr. Agbo Gilbert, Dr. Boniface O. Aniebonam
  • Brief history of the party: N/A
  • Highest position attained by the party: None
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: N/A
  • Party website: www.nnpp.org.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: None
  • Party Structure: For purpose of organization, the party shall operate at the following levels (in descending order) namely:
    1. National
    2. Zonal
    3. State
    4. Local Government Area (L.GA)
    5. Ward
  • Party internal mechanism: The following shall constitute the organs of the party:
    1. The National Convention
    2. The National Executive Committee
    3. The Zonal Congress
    4. The Zonal Executive Committee
    5. The State Congress
    6. The State Executive Committee
    7. The Local Government Area Congress
    8. The Local Government Area Executive Committee
    9. The Ward Congress
    10. The Ward Executive Committee
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party: Membership of the party shall be open to every Nigerian irrespective of place of origin or ethnic background. To be accepted as a member the person must fulfill the following conditions:
    1. The person shall be a Nigerian citizen and has attained the age of 18 years.
    2. The person shall lawfully possess a membership card and be registered as a member of the party at the Local Government Area of his/her residence or origin or any other place approved for this purpose by the party
    3. The person shall rot be a member of any other political party association or security agencies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
People’s Democratic Party
  • Name of Political Party: People’s Democratic Party
  • Headquarters of the party: Wadata Plaza, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
  • Year of formation: 1998
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Alex Ekweme, Atiki Abubakar, Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, Jeremiah Useni, Solomon Lar
  • Prominent persons still in the party: Bukola Saraki, Seyi Makinde, Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal.
  • Brief history of the party: The party was formed in 1998 after the Military administration of Abubakar Abdulsalam lifted the ban on political activities. The party had chosen the former head of state and political prisoner as her presidential candidate and Atiku Abubakar, the governor-elect of Adamawa and a former member of SDP as his running mate. The party held sway of political power at the national level from 1999 to 2015 before losing to General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress producing 3 Presidents and countless lawmakers and state governors. The People’s Democratic Party is one of the two majority parties in Nigeria.
  • Highest position attained by the party: The Party has produced 3 presidents.
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: National conservation, Economic liberalism.
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: The Party has a national spread
  • Party website: www.peoplesdemocraticparty.com.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: The party has dropped significantly in terms of control and power. However, it is still the second most powerful party in the country with over 12 governors still in power
  • Party Structure:
    1. (1). The Party shall be organized and administered at the following levels
      • Ward;
      • Local Government Area (LGA);
      • Senatorial District;
      • State;
      • Zonal; and
      • National
    2. For the purpose of elections, there shall be informal units for mobilization of voters, such as:
      • the State House of Assembly Constituency;
      • the Federal Constituency; and
      • the Senatorial District
    3. There shall be a Party Secretariat at all levels of the Party
    4. For the purpose of the organization and activities of the Party, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall be deemed to be a State.
  • Party internal mechanism: N/A
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): The PDP over the years has become more inclusive with its approach. Sarah Jubril has been contesting for the primaries of the PDP presidential elections.
  • How do I join the party:
    1. Membership of the Party shall be open to all Nigerians who are not below the age of 18 years, and who undertake to abide by the Constitution of the Party.
    2. A register of members shall be kept at the Ward level of the Party and the register shall not be removed from the Ward Secretariat.
    3. The membership register maintained at the Ward shall be authenticated by being signed by the Ward Chairman and the Ward Secretary.
    4. A prospective member shall:
      • Register at his or her Ward of origin or where he or she ordinarily resides or carries on business; and
      • Pay the prescribed registration and other fees before admission into the Party.
    5. Application for membership shall be considered by the Ward Executive Committee, which shall have the power to accept or reject any application; Provided that any rejection shall be subject to review by the next higher organ of the Party.
    6. A membership card shall be issued to a registered member of the Party, which shall bear the photograph of the member.
    7. The membership cards shall be produced by the National Headquarters and authenticated by the National Chairman and the National Secretary.
People’s Redemption Party
  • Name of Political Party: People’s Redemption Party
  • Headquarters of the party: No. 8, Ogbabi Street, Adjacent Military Police Headquarter, Garki 2, Abuja
  • Year of formation 1944
  • Prominent persons that formed the party: Aminu Kano
  • Prominent persons still in the party: N/A
  • Brief history of the party: The present-day PRP claims link with the PRP of the second republic and could even trace its early days back to the time of NEPU in Kano and the NCNC in the 1940s. it claims to be the oldest political party in Nigeria as it is the reignition of the previous one that won so many political offices between 1979-1983
  • Highest position attained by the party: None
  • Political leanings and ideology of the party: N/A
  • Where the party has its largest base in the country: N/A
  • Party website: www.prp.com.ng
  • Party exploits in recent elections: None
  • Party Structure: There shall be five levels of party organization, as follows:
    1. The Branch
    2. The Ward
    3. The Local Government
    4. The State
    5. The National
  • Party internal mechanism: There shall be twelve party organs, as follows:
    1. The Branch Convention
    2. The Branch Executive Committee
    3. The Ward Convention
    4. The Ward Executive Committee
    5. The Local Government Convention
    6. The Local Government Executive Committee
    7. The State Convention
    8. The State Directorate
    9. The State Executive Committee
    10. The National Convention
    11. The National Directorate
    12. The National Executive Committee
  • Social work/Impact of the party: N/A
  • Party representation in terms of women/People with Disabilities (PWDs): N/A
  • How do I join the party:
    1. Membership of the party shall be open to every citizen of Nigeria, provided he or she has attained the age of 18 years.
    2. A person seeking to become a member of the party shall apply to the branch where he or she resides, or works, and pay the prescribed membership fee, and shall, on admission to the party, be entitled to all the rights, and be expected to perform all the duties, due to and expected of every other member.
    3. No person shall be entitled to participate in any election in the party unless such a person has been a fully paid-up member of the party, continuously, for a period of twelve calendar months
    4. No person shall hold, or be entitled to contest, for any party office unless such a person has been a fully paid-up, continuous, member of the party for a period of twelve calendar months.
    5. The first election in the party and to all party offices shall not be subject to the provisions of sections (c) and (d) of this article.
    6. Nigerians domiciled outside the country shall be entitled to form branches of the party in accordance with this constitution and they shall enjoy all the rights and privileges conferred by this constitution on members of the party.
    7. The payments binding on all members of the party are:
      • membership fee;
      • monthly subscription.
        1. All membership fees and monthly subscriptions collected shall be shared equally between the live levels of the party, with each level receiving twenty percent of the total amount collected, to be used solely for financing the activities of the party provided that party branches outside Nigeria may utilise all of such fees to fund their activities.
        2. A register of members shall be maintained at all five levels of the party.
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