There are now 45 registered political parties in Nigeria.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented certificates to the newbies who would be testing their popularity at the next general elections.

The certificates were issued to them in Abuja on Friday.

The five new parties are Young Progressive Party,  Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, New Generation Party of Nigeria, All Democratic Peoples Movement and Action Democratic Party.

About 95 political groups had applied to the electoral umpire for registration.