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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FRESH OPPOSITION: INEC Registers Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) As New Political Party

Image result for INECThe Independent National Electoral Commission has registered the Democratic People's Congress as a political party.

In a letter dated July 8, 2015, with reference number INEC/DEPM/DPC/511/11 and signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, the commission said the Democratic People's Congress was registered at its meeting on Friday June 19, 2015.

It further stated that the party constitution, manifesto, logo, flag and the list of the National Executive Officers were also approved, adding that the certificate of registration would be issued in due course.

National Chairman of the new party, Rev. Olusegun Peters, said the DPC will participate actively in the democratic process "in our quest at building a just society."

He added that the party will also take part in the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

Peters said, "We are going to take part in all the elections coming up in the country anytime from now.

"We will be in Kogi and Bayelsa States for the governorship elections. We are going to make impact and even sure of winning."

The registration of DPC brings the number of registered political parties in the country to 27.

However, out of the former 26 registered parties, only 11 of them submitted names of candidates to run for Presidency in 2014.

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