As a citizen of Nigeria, you are definitely entitled to being a member of any political party of your choice. This fundamental right is guaranteed in section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution.
According to Nigerian Law, anyone who wants a position in any political office has to be a member of a political party.
Steps and requirements to join a political party
Step 1: 18years and above
The first step is to ensure that you are of age before joining a political party in Nigeria. You have to be at least 18 years and must be a citizen of Nigeria.
Step 2: Select a political party of your choice
Make a choice of your Nigerian Political Party. There are about 90 political parties in Nigeria. So take out quality time to do your research about the party that suits your ideology and ethics. However, there are major parties in Nigeria such as PDP, APC, etc.
Step 3: Visit Ward or Headquarters of Political Party
After choosing a political party, you will afterward visit the ward party office or the headquarters of the political party. The location of these offices would be clearly stated on the official website of the party.
More specifically, you would see the contact address of the ward of the party across the country. Also, you could go to your ward of origin to register. The Poltikit portal also allows you to join the party of your choice from the website.
Your information will be passed on to your party who will then reach out to you. It is advised that you also visit your party office as soon as possible.
Step 4: Fill Forms of Register
Visit the secretary of your ward and find out how much it costs to join the political party.
Fill whatever form is handed over to you after proper reading and understanding of the content of the form. Attach necessary supporting documents and wait till you are fully registered.
Step 5: Membership Card
After the registration has been completed, your documents equally signed by the chairman of the ward and also the secretary, you would receive a membership card of the party showing that you are a card bearing party member.