List of Political Parties in Nigeria


Nigeria operates a multi-party system. This means that as many registered and approved parties as possible are allowed to present candidates to vie for public office.

The political party system in Nigeria has gone through a metamorphosis since 1960 when we had the first republic parties like the Action Group, Democratic Party of Nigeria, Nigerian National Democratic Party and several others.

Today,there are about thirty political parties in Nigeria including-:

  • People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN)
  • All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  • Labour Party (LP)
  • Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD)
  • Alliance for Democracy (AD)
  • African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  • All People’s Party(APP)
  • African Renaissance Party(ARP)
  • Conscience People’s Congress (CPC)
  • Communist Party Of Nigeria (CPN)
  • Democratic Alternative(DA)
  • Democratic People’s Party (DPP)
  • Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
  • Fresh Democratic Party ( FDP)
  • Masses Movement of Nigeria(MMN)
  • National Conscience Party (NCP)
  • New Democrats (ND)
  • National Democratic Party (NDP)
  • Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA)
  • People’s Progressive Party(PPP)
  • People’s Redemption Party (PRP)
  • People’s Salvation Party (PSP)
  • Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP)
  • Socialist Party of Nigeria(SPN)
  • United Nigerian People’s Party (UNPP)
  • United Progressive Party (UPP)
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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is the current ruling party in Nigeria and has been the ruling party since Nigeria began its democratic rule in 2009.

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