Political Parties In The Second Republic

The Nigeria People’s Party (NPP) was established under the leadership of Alhaji Waziri, alongside notable members such as Chief Adeniran Ogunsanya, who later became the party’s chairman, Chief Olu Akinfosile, Chief Mathew T. Mbu, Dr. Obi Wali, Chief Sam Mbakwe, Chief Dominic Nwaobodo, Chief Solomon Lar, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, and others. Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe joined […]

The Nigeria People’s Party (NPP) was established under the leadership of Alhaji Waziri, alongside notable members such as Chief Adeniran Ogunsanya, who later became the party’s chairman, Chief Olu Akinfosile, Chief Mathew T. Mbu, Dr. Obi Wali, Chief Sam Mbakwe, Chief Dominic Nwaobodo, Chief Solomon Lar, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, and others. Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe joined the party post-formation and eventually assumed leadership and presidential candidacy.

 

The Aims and Objectives of NPP encompassed the promotion of Nigeria’s unity, the pursuit of full employment, improvement of living standards through housing and food provisions, advocacy for a secular state upholding democracy, the rule of law, and safeguarding fundamental human rights, as well as the aspiration for a robust and self-reliant economy.

 

NPP’s Contributions were marked by victories in gubernatorial elections, where it governed Imo, Anambra, and Plateau states. The party played a crucial role in nurturing prominent politicians, acting as a bridge between the government and the people, collaborating with the ruling party to ensure a sustainable second republic administration, and aiding in the recruitment of leaders to political offices.

 

The Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) emerged when Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri, a founding NPP member, disagreed with the party caucus on the posts of party chairman and presidential candidate. Waziri formed GNPP, becoming its national leader and presidential candidate. GNPP secured victories in Borno and Gongola states.

 

The People’s Redemption Party (PRP), led by Mallam Aminu Kano, won gubernatorial elections and controlled Kano and Kaduna states.

The Nigeria Advance Party (NAP), the last registered party, was founded by Lagos lawyer Mr. Tunji Braithwaite. Although it contested the 1983 elections, it did not secure the presidency or win any gubernatorial seats after its registration subsequent to the 1979 general election.

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