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DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA

CONTENT

  1. Development of Political Parties in Nigeria
  2. Sources of Finance for Political Parties

 

Development of Political Parties in Nigeria

The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) and the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) were formed as political parties after the introduction of the Clifford Constitution. They could not be said to be national parties since their activities were mainly restricted to Lagos. However, at the end of the Second World War, new political parties emerged and replaced the NNDP and NYM. Some of these new parties were in two groups, major and minor parties. Some of the major parties were the National Council of Nigeria and the Camerouns (NCNC), Northern People’s Congress (NPC), Action Group (AG). Some of the minor parties were the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC), Dynamic Party (DP), Bomu Youth Movement (BYM) etc. Most of these parties, if not all, were regional in outlook and based on ethnic sentiments. Some scholars, however, have argued that the NCNC was more of a national party than the others. Nevertheless, they were formed mainly to awaken people’s consciousness towards the struggle for political independence.

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