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The First Man To Form The First Political Party In Nigeria

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His name is Herbert Macaulay and he was the founder of the party which he created in 1923 and he called it Nigerian National Democratic Party. He formed the party in order to take advantage of the 1922 Clifford’s Constitution. The NNDP was successful in organizing several interest groups to compete against each other politically. As for the Lagos Legislative council, the NNDP ran many candidates for sits in the 1922 election. 

The party was said to have won all the sits in the election of 1923 and1928 including 1933. One of the major functions of the party was to install candidates into the Legislative council but it still aimed at boosting Democracy in the country and also to bring an increase in citizens participation in educational and economical development in the country. The party kept on dominating the whole of Lagos until after Nigerian Youth Movement NYM won the party in an election in 1938.

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