91+ List Of Political Parties In Nigeria [2023]

If you’re searching for a list of all 91 political parties in Nigeria and their slogan, then this is the right post as we’ll be covering that topic in detail and more.

In a democracy, political parties are the means through which citizens’ representatives are chosen. They give the populace options and justifications for their choices, enabling them to choose representatives who will best serve their interests.

These political parties are required to hold party primaries across the nation in order to field candidates for all political offices by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the nation’s highest electoral body.

Political parties compete for these seats using their institutions (Federal, State, LGA, and Ward), and occasionally succeed in doing so.

History Of Political Parties In Nigeria

When Nigeria was about to become independent from British colonial authority in 1959, the issue of establishing and establishing a democratic government came up.

In response to that inquiry, three political parties were formed: the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), led by Ahmadu Bello; the Action Group (AG), led by Obafemi Awolowo; and the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, who is listed among all of Nigeria’s presidents since 1960.

These parties put out candidates to run for election into the different levels and offices necessary to run the young nation. The parties and their candidates were on the ballot during the first elections.

List of Political Parties in Nigeria before Independence

  1. Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
  2. National Youth Movement (NYM)

List of Political Parties in Nigeria during the First Republic (1960 – 1966)

  1. National Council of Nigeria and Camerouns (NCNC)
  2. Action Group (AG)
  3. Northern People’s Congress (NPC)
  4. United National Independent Party (UNIP)
  5. Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU)
  6. United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC)
  7. Dynamic Party (DP)
  8. Niger Delta Congress (NDC)
  9. Lagos United Front (LUF)
  10. Nigerian National Alliance (NNA)
  11. United Pregressive Grand Alliance (UPGA)
  12. Bornu Youth Movement (BYM)

List of Political Parties in Nigeria during the Second Republic (1979 – 1983)

  1. National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
  2. United Party of Nigeria (UPN)
  3. Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP)
  4. Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP)
  5. Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
  6. National Advance Party (NAP)

List of Political Parties in Nigeria during the Third Republic (1962 – 1993)

  1. Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  2. National Republican Convention (NRC)

List of Political Parties in Nigeria during Abacha Civil Rule Plan (1996 – 1998)

  1. Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN)
  2. Congress for National Consensus (CNC)
  3. Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM)
  4. National Center Party of Nigeria (NCPN)
  5. United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP)

List of political parties in Nigeria in the fourth republic currently (2021)

  1. Accord (A)
  2. Action Alliance (AA)
  3. All Blending Party (ABP)
  4. Advanced Congress Of Democrats (ACD)
  5. Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
  6. Alliance For Democracy (AD)
  7. African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  8. Action Democratic Party (ADP)
  9. AGA All Grassroots Alliance (AGA)
  10. All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP)
  11. Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN)
  12. Abundant Nigeria Renewal PARTY (ANRP)
  13. African Peoples ALLIANCE (APA)
  14. All Progressives Congress (APC)
  15. Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)
  16. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  17. African Peoples Party (APP)
  18. Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP)
  19. Coalition for Change (C4C)
  20. Democratic Alternative (DA)
  21. Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC)
  22. Democratic Peoples Party (DPP)
  23. Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)
  24. Fresh Democratic PARTY (FRESH)
  25. Grassroots Development Party of NIGERIA (GDPN)
  26. Green Party of Nigeria (GPN)
  27. Hope Democratic Party (HDP)
  28. Independent Democrats (ID)
  29. Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP)
  30. Kowa PARTY (KP)
  31. Labour Party (LP)
  32. Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN)
  33. Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA)
  34. Modern Democratic PARTY (MDP)
  35. Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN)
  36. Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP)
  37. National Action Council (NAC)
  38. National Conscience Party (NCP)
  39. Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP)
  40. National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP)
  41. Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP)
  42. New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP)
  43. National Interest Party (NIP)
  44. New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
  45. Nigeria Peoples Congress (NPC)
  46. New Progressive Movement (NPM)
  47. National Rescue Movement (NRM)
  48. National Unity Party (NUP)
  49. People’s Alliance for National Development & Liberty (PANDEL)
  50. People For Democratic Change (PDC)
  51. Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM)
  52. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  53. Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
  54. Providence People’s Congress (PPC)
  55. Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN)
  56. Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)
  57. Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
  58. People’s Trust (TP)
  59. Re-build Nigeria Party (RBNP)
  60. Restoration Party of Nigeria (RPN)
  61. Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  62. Sustainable National Party (SNP)
  63. Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
  64. UDP United Democratic Party (UDP)
  65. UPN Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
  66. United Progressive Party (UPP)
  67. Young Democratic Party (YDP)
  68. Young Progressive Party (YPP)


Nigeria would have around 90 distinct parties as of the year 2023. Despite this, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to deregister any party in the nation that did not follow the guidelines established in the constitution, therefore there are currently fewer than 20 of them.

How many political parties are currently functioning in Nigeria as of 2023? There are 18 distinct parties in the country. Compared to the 92 political parties that were active at the start of the year 2020, this marks a considerable reduction.

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