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  1. Background to the Formation of The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
  2. The Organizational Structure of the NNDP
  3. Sources of Finance for the NNDP
  4. Aims and Objectives of the NNDP
  5. Achievements and Electoral Performance of the NNDP


Background to the Formation of The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

The introduction of the 1922 Constitution, which provided for representation in the Legislative Council in Lagos, led to the emergence of the NNDP in 1923 by Herbert Macaulay. The party was established on 24th June 1923. The party was regarded as the first political party in Nigeria. The first president of the party was a Gambian born barrister, Egerton Shyngle, T.H. Jackson was it first honorary secretary while J.C Zizer was the first solicitor.

The party was mainly based in Lagos and did not have a national outlook. It dominated Lagos politics between 1923 and 1933. It founded the Lagos Daily News, which was an arm of the party that helped to encourage political activities, especially in Lagos. The financing of the party was done by party members.

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