Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
18 March 2019
LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN STUDENTS' UNION ELECTION
The Students' Union of Lagos State University (LASU) held elections into elective positions in the students' union on 27th February, 2019. The electronic voting system adopted for the conduct of the election malfunctioned particularly in certain faculties during the process of voting. Then the electoral commission during the late evening of the Election Day announced that the election would continue the following day, in order not to subject students to uncertain security situation if the election had continued through the night. But then on the next day, February 28th, the electoral body failed to go ahead with the election claiming that and would go ahead later.
However on March 14th LASU students that the electoral commission would announce as winners those candidates leading in the first day of voting. The first day’s voting showed a close election and clearly the LASU management were concerned that students might elect a campaigning leadership.
17 March 2019
• CALLS ON WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE MASSES TO JOIN THE PARTY
• REITERATES ITS CALL FOR THE FORMATION OF A MASS WORKING PEOPLES’S POLITICAL PARTY
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) appreciates the support, donations and contributions by different groups and individuals to the election campaigns we ran in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Cross River, Osun States and Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT). We want to specially thank trade unions, trade union activists, socialist organisations, socialist activists, pro-labour organisations, community organisations and activists, friends and collaborators for their support.
Now after the elections the SPN will continue to stand with the working masses in their day to day struggles in opposition to all capitalist attacks from the bourgeois political parties in power at all levels. The attacks in the aftermath of the elections will manifest in the form of neglect of basic infrastructure, rise in cost of living, loss of jobs, unpaid salary regime etc., and SPN will continue to join in the mobilization for resistance and fight for improvement. Most fundamentally, the SPN will continue to offer the working masses the alternative to the vicious, iniquitous capitalist system.
16 March 2019
We thank all supporters and remain committed to the defence of the working people and our socialist programme
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State is proud of its brave intervention in the governorship and state house of assembly election held in the state on the 9th March, 2019. This election which had Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky, as the party gubernatorial candidate alongside four other leading members of the party as candidates for the state house of assembly election offered the opportunity to reach out to mass of working people across the state with socialist alternative including how to fight for better conditions in short and medium terms. We thank members, supporters, particularly our collaborators in labour movement, whose political and financial support made this possible.
16 March 2019
• Undaunted and unrelenting, we must take the struggle forward!
Statement by the SPN candidate for Ogun State House of Assembly, Ifo constituency II, Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto
Clearly, the SPN is not winning this election especially because of mismanagement of the voters’ registration exercise which disenfranchised several potential voters including many party members and supporters, voter intimidation, widespread vote-buying and fear by a section of voters not to waste their votes. All Polling Units were drowned in a hail of naira notes under the watchful eyes of INEC staff and security operatives. This is aside many cases of infraction of the electoral laws. Nevertheless, we have won other things which should make every party member and supporter hold their head high with pride.
8 March 2019
On Friday, 8th March, women across the globe are striking, marching, protesting and celebrating International Women’s Day in unprecedented numbers. In a welcome development, they will be accompanied by more men than in the past who see the need to fight the special oppression of women.
Not all those who mark this special day will know its historical origin in the strikes, struggles and conferences of working and socialist women at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. It is also the day to honour the lives of women pioneers and socialists.
7 March 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has won 2019 presidential election having officially had 15miliion as against 11 million votes garnered by his capitalist main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. Actually, there were 71 presidential candidates. But, electorally, the other candidates were hardly in contest as, contrary to social media frenzy, about 97% of the votes cast were shared between Buhari and Atiku. However, another main feature is the record low turnout put at under 36 percent which suggests a mass rejection of both APC and PDP by the electorate.
5 March 2019
SPN Account: Socialist Party of Nigeria, 1015587065, Zenith Bank
As we all know, the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections come up this Saturday March 9. Local government elections will also take place in FCT Abuja. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) is fielding candidates for the positions of Governor and 4 House of Assembly members in Oyo; three House of Assembly members in Lagos; two House of Assembly seats in Ogun; one House of Assembly in Osun; one House of Assembly Seat in Cross River and two Chairmanship positions and six councilors in Abuja. We have two days more to campaign through house to house, visit to workplaces and activities in community. We also have to plan for logistics on the Election Day including having agents in as many as possible polling units.
24 February 2019
Any government formed from this fraudulent exercise will be illegitimate and anti-people
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the Saturday February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections as a shambolic exercise that can only produce an illegitimate and anti-poor government. We sympathize with the working people, the youth and the poor masses who on top of their daily hunger, joblessness and mass misery have to again bear the brunt of a criminal struggle for power by different wings of the capitalist ruling class.
As far as we are concerned, whoever eventually emerges from this sham, be it APC President Buhari or PDP Atiku Abubakar, would be doing so bathed in the bloodshed today by two wings of a discredited capitalist ruling class bent on gaining power in order to line their pockets with our commonwealth.
18 February 2019
2019 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT IS CONDEMNABLE, UNJUSTIFIABLE AND RAISES QUESTIONS ON THE CAPACITY OF INEC TO CONDUCT A FREE, FAIR AND CREDIBLE ELECTION!
“The logistic problem for the postponement is a manifestation of the failure of successive capitalist governments”
SPN calls on NLC, TUC and ULC to join its effort to build a mass workers’ political party on socialist programme
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns without equivocation the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the postponement of the 2019 general elections consisting of the Presidential/National Assembly elections and the Governorship/State legislative assembly elections from the originally scheduled dates of Saturday, February 16 and Saturday March 2, 2019, to Saturday 23 February, 2019 and 9 March, 2019 respectively.
14 February 2019
FOR THE FORMATION OF UNITED PLATFORM OF WORKING MASSES, YOUTH AND THE POOR TO END SUFFERING AND UNDERVELOPMENT BY CAPITALISM
As Nigerians head to 2019 general polls beginning with presidential and national assembly election on February 16, what is certain is that whoever wins between the two leading bourgeois candidates, Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), cannot take the country out of the woods which these two bourgeois parties, along with their forebears and surrogates, have put the country into.