Nigerian National Democratic Party

The Nigerian National Democratic Party ( NNDP ) ( Nigerian National Democratic Party) was a Nigerian political party 1923 to 1944. Between 1962 and 1966 party existed under the same name.

Motto ( old NNDP )

Salus populi suprema lex - the welfare of the people is the highest bid.



The party was founded on the basis of the Clifford Constitution on June 24, 1923 by 1922 and was the first political party in Nigeria and the West African Commonwealth. As a stakeholder-led organizations within the Yorubavolkes they should play ( the region within which the Yorubabevölkerung dominates ) a leading role, especially in the western region of Nigeria. Fearing reprisals, the founder of the party, who was then already prominent Herbert Macaulay to hold any official position within the party until the thirties into it, but he was undoubtedly the mastermind and driving force. Refused Between legislative sessions from 1923 to 1938 the NNDP dominated in the western region and in Kommunnalrat of Lagos.

The NNDP fought for an autonomous self-government of Lagos, the introduction of higher education, compulsory education for children and the Africanization of the civil service and administration. In addition, the NNDP insisted on racial equality in the development and promotion of private enterprise. Politically, it cooperated with various cultural organizations of the Yoruba, and influence groups, such as the powerful market women's lobby, which was organized in Lagos Market Women Association Alimotu Pelewuras. After the NNDP was first defeated by the new Nigerian Youth Movement in the elections of 1938, Macaulay changed the strategy of the party and now a waving on an explicitly anti-colonial course, but so was not successful. This prompted Macaulay in August 1944 to allow the NNDP in a new national party, to rise to that established by the later first president of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe NCNC.

The new NNDP

In 1962 founded a broken-out from the Action Group fraction under SI Akintola a NNDP, which, however, could hardly rely on a direct successor of Macaulay's old party. She has appeared in the national elections of 1964 along with Ahmadu Bello's Northern People's Congress as a National Alliance (National Alliance) and formed a coalition government, which had until the military coup of 1966 inventory.

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