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9 August 2007

REPORT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PULL OUT OF NCP

By Chinedu Bosah Former Lagos State NCP Deputy Public Relations Officer

The press conference organised to announce publicly the pull out of the members of National Conscience Party (NCP) in Lagos State was successful. The press conference took place at the party's former temporary secretariat at 162 Ipaja Road, Agege Lagos. 32 party members were in attendance at the conference which was covered by 9 media organisations (both print and electronic). Almost immediately three TV stations broadcast reports of the conference.

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8 August 2007

LAGOS CHAPTER QUITS NCP

NCP AT THE BEGINNING

Statement delivered by Segun Sango, Chairman, National Conscience Party, Lagos State, to a press conference held in Agege, Lagos on Wednesday, August 8, 2007.

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20 March 2007

THE NCP'S FORMATION WAS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA TODAY

LAGOS NCP WITHDRAWS ELECTION CANDIDATES

Lagos State NCP

Statement delivered by Segun Sango, the Lagos State Chairman of the National Conscience Party at a press conference held on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, 35, Adeniran Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos.

The National Conscience Party (NCP) was formed in defiance of the military martial laws of the murderous late General Sanni Abacha. For its acts of conviction and courage in this respect several of its leaders at national and chapter levels were, as a result, arrested and put in indefinite detention without trial on several occasions. Right from its turbulent beginning, the party took decidedly pro-masses' stands and as such, chose "abolition of poverty", a major affliction of the masses, as its central motto. Severally and collectively, the NCP members under the leadership of its founding chairman, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, played a lot of crucial roles in the masses struggle against military dictatorship, which eventually brought about the current so-called democratic dispensation.

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9 March 2007

Lagos NCP Rejects Imposition of Gubernatorial Candidate by the Right Wing National Leadership with the INEC

The attention of the Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) has been drawn to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published list of political parties nominated candidates for 2007 Governorship election. In this list, one Christopher Obafunwa was published as Lagos State NCP candidate instead of Lanre Arogundade, the popularly and democratically elected real candidate of the Lagos NCP for the 2007 governorship election. Lanre was democratically selected at the party congress held on December 16, 2006 at Women Development Centre, Agege. Also present at this well attended congress were Mr.Akinwumi Akinbohun, INEC's official representative, and Chief Gani Fawehinmi, the founding National Chairman of the NCP.

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26 January 2007

Lagos NCP Rally/Press Conference to defend its election candidates

Faced with threats that its democratically chosen candidates would not be able to stand in April's elections, the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) held a rally in front of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Yaba, Lagos State, on Thursday, January 25, 2006.

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9 January 2007

BEFORE THE OBAYUWANA LED NEC LIQUIDATES THE NCP.

National Conscience Party (NCP)
Lagos State Chapter

Text of a statement delivered by Segun Sango, the Lagos State chairman of the National Conscience Party at a press conference held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at the legal chambers in Lagos of Gani Fawehinmi, the NCP founder and first National Chairman. This press conference was attended by representatives of 25 media organisations, including 6 television stations, and widely reported in the following day's Lagos media.

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23 December 2006

THE NCP's NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ABUJA

The national convention of the National Conscience Party (NCP) was held at Denis Hotel, Abuja on December 20, 2006. In his address on the state of the nation, the National Chairman of the NCP, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, lampooned neo-liberal economic policies and the anti-democratic posture of the Obasanjo/Atiku ruling PDP government and urged the Nigerian people to put pressure on the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against Obasanjo and Atiku. He also called on the people to prevail on INEC to conduct free and fair elections in 2007.

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20 December 2006

OUR POSITION ON THE NCP NCC PROPOSAL TO ENDORSE GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS THE PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

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20 December 2006

ON BUHARI AND THE 2007 ELECTIONS

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO 2006 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NCP:

INTRODUCTION

Firstly, we congratulate the party national leaders for holding this congress at this especially troubled time of Nigeria's history. The more money the country makes, the more miserable the vast majority of the masses become. Almost eight years after the exit of the military, the powers that be run polity in a mostly undemocratic manner, which even sometimes makes people to wander what is the difference between the two. The so-called civil rule has been dominated by series of acts of unconstitutionality and routine disobedience of unfavourable court orders by the powers that be. If there was any doubt about the undemocratic credentials of the ruling parties across the country, either in the PDP or the opposition parties like the ANPP and AD/AC, the recently concluded primaries of these parties have totally exploded such myths. In all these parties, basic democratic rules were brusquely trampled upon with only those favoured by the powers that be at the central and state levels emerging winners of a pre-determined contest. All of these factors will doubtlessly worsen the economic and political plight of the masses in the period before and after the 2007 general elections.

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18 December 2006

Lagos State NCP Elects Lanre Arogundade as Guber Candidate

The Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) has elected Lanre Arogundade as its gubernatorial candidate for 2007 election. The Lagos State NCP held a special Congress on Saturday December 16 where the governorship and state and federal legislative candidates were democratically elected. The Congress, witnessed by a representative of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was attended by 137 members representing 18 local governments. Chief Gani Fawehinmi, the founding National Chairman of the party was also present.

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