List Of Political Parties In Nigeria Since Independence

Nigeria has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.

The list below shows the political parties in Nigeria since Independence, starting from the most recent.

Fourth Republic (1999-present)

  1. Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
  2. Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD)
  3. Alliance for Democracy (AD)
  5. Action Democratic Party (ADP)
  6. All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM)
  7. All Progressives Congress (APC)
  8. African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  9. Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)[1]
  10. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  11. All People’s Party (APP)
  12. African Renaissance Party [ARP]
  13. Conscience People’s Congress [CPC]
  14. Communist Party of Nigeria (CPN)
  15. Citizens Popular Party (CPP)
  16. Democratic Alternative (DA)
  17. Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
  18. Fresh Democratic Party (FDP)
  19. Labour Party [LP]
  20. Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN)
  21. National Conscience Party (NCP)
  22. New Democrats (ND)
  23. New Generations Party of Nigeria (NGP)
  24. National Democratic Party (NDP)
  25. People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  26. Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
  27. People Progressive Party (PPP)
  28. People’s Redemption Party (PRP)
  29. People’s Salvation Party (PSP)
  30. Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP)
  31. Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
  32. Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  33. United Nigeria People’s Party (UNPP)
  34. United Progressive Party (UPP)
  35. Mega People Political Party
  36. Young Progressive Party (YPP)

Political parties (1996-1998)

  1. National Democratic Coalition (NADECO)
  2. Committee for National Consensus (CNC)
  3. Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN)
  4. Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM)
  5. National Centre Party of Nigeria (NCPN)
  6. United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP)
  7. Justice Party (JP)

Abortive Third Republic

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

Second Republic (1979-1983)

  1. Greater Nigerian People’s Party (GNPP)
  2. National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
  3. Nigeria Advance Party (NAP)
  4. Nigerian People’s Party (NPP)
  5. People’s Redemption Party (PRP)
  6. Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
  7. Movement of the People Party (MPP)

First Republic (1960-1966)

  1. Action Group (AG)
  2. Borno Youth Movement (BYM)
  3. Convention People’s Party of Nigeria and the Cameroons
  4. Democratic Party of Nigeria and Cameroon (DPNC)
  5. Dynamic Party (DP)
  6. Igala Union (IU)
  7. Igbira Tribal Union (ITU)
  8. Kano People’s Party (KPP)
  9. Lagos State United Front (LSUF)
  10. Mabolaje Grand Alliance (MGA)
  11. Midwest Democratic Front (MDF)
  12. National Independence Party (NIP)
  13. National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons/National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC)
  14. Niger Delta Congress (NDC)
  15. Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
  16. Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU)
  17. Northern People’s Congress (NPC)
  18. Northern Progressive Front (NPF)
  19. Republican Party (RP)
  20. United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC)
  21. United National Independence Party (UNIP)
  22. Zamfara Commoners Party (ZCP)

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