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Nigerian People Party (NPN), Great Nigerian People Party (GNPP), Nigeria Advance Party (NAP)

Three different groups – the club 19, the progressive front of the Eastern states and Lagos and the National council of under- standing and solidarity (NCUS) were merged in 1977 and 1978 to become the Nigerian peoples party. Solomon Lar, Paul Unongo and some others, represented club 19, Adeniran Ogunsanya and a few others stood for the progressive front while Waziri Ibrahim, leader of the NCUS represented the council.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NPP

  1. To promotes the unity of Nigeria and sustain her political and territorial sovereignty.
  2. To work for full employment of Nigeria’s manpower and natural resources with a view to building a self- reliant economy.
  3. To promote at all levels, equality of the people of Nigeria without discrimination, including the distribution of national resources
  4. To work towards a truly secular state which upholds democratic principles and fundamental human right.

SOURCES OF FINANCES OF THE NPP

The NPP received funds through party registration and membership fees, levies, subscription of members and branches proceeds from entertainments, donations, sales of publicity items, and allocations from FEDECO.

ORGANISATION AND SUPPORT OF THE NPP

The NPP organised its members at the following levels. The ward/town district level and local government area, each had an executive committee. There were also state organization, with each state having a consultative committee, the executive committee, working committee, the parliamentary council of the state, senatorial, zonal meeting, and the state conventions.

Much of the support for the NPP was from the old Anambra and Imo states in the East and Plateau and Benue states in the North. It had alliance assembly to facilitate the success of the NPN controlled federal government bills in the houses.

THE GREAT NIGERIA PEOPLE PARTY (GNPP)

The GNPP emerged as a splinter group from the NPP in the latter party’s insist of November 1978. It was formed and led by Wasiri Ibrahim. He was the party’s executive president and presidential candidate in both 1979 and 1983 elections. Other leaders of the party included Mohammed Goni and abubakar Barde that eventually became governors of Benue and Gongola states respectively

OBJECTIVES OF THE GNPP

  1. Promotion and sustenance of the unity of Nigeria
  2. Equal opportunity for all Nigerians regardless of ethnic, group, religion or sex.
  3. Equitable distribution of national wealth for the development of all parts of Nigeria.
  4. Dynamic foreign policy and better life for all Nigerians.

THE SLOGAN OF THE GNPP WAS POLITIES WITHOUT BITTERNESS.

SOURCES OF FINANCE OF THE GNPP

Waziri Ibrahim almost single-handedly financed the GNPP at inception, the party later received funds through allocations from FEDECO, membership subscription, levies and donations.

THE NIGERIAN ADVANCE PARTY (NAP)

The party was registered on 25th may, 1982 to contest the 1983 general elections. The party had change, radical change as its watchword. A Lagos Lawyer, Tunji Braithwaite was the founder, party leader and presidential candidate. Other prominent leaders of the NAP included Emeka Onyemelukwe, Usman Girei, Dare Omobayo.Joseph sodinenye,Uba Mohammed, Musa Salami, Reuben Kutok. It involved youngruen and women in politics. NAP contested only sixteen out of nineteen governorship seats and won no election at the state or federal level.

SOURCES OF FINANCE OF THE NAP

NAP’S finances came from the party’s leader and presidential candidate Tunji Braithwaite. However, NAP depended on FEDECO allowance, membership fees, levies and donations

OBJECTIVES OF THE NAP

  1. Eradication of mosquitoes and rats
  2. A low-cost health insurance policy for all Nigerians
  3. Regular supply of clean pipe-borne water for all Nigerians.
  4. Socialism, freedom from exploitation and freedom from harassment for all Nigerians.
  5. The provision of modern roads, sidewalks and comfortable accommodation for the Nigeria citizenry.

EVALUATION

Account for the objectives of the NPP

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