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18 December 2006

RE: "CRISIS LOOMS IN LAGOS NCP"

Rejoinder to the Punch

On behalf of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP), permit me to make the following preliminary points against the total fallacious and concocted story published under the above-cited caption in the Sunday Punch of December 17, 2006. My father's name is Aderemi but I am more publicly known as Segun Sango by every member of the NCP in Lagos State. Therefore in this rejoinder, every reference to Sango means Aderemi.

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10 August 2006

BAN OF OKADA OPERATION IN LAGOS STATE

National Conscience Party – Lagos State

PRESS STATEMENT

The Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) totally condemns the ban "order" allegedly placed on the operation of Okada (motorcycle) operators/riders in Lagos State between 7.00p.m and 6.00a.m. The aforesaid ban order was announced by Mr. Dele Alake, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, even though, from the media reports, it was not stated whether the ban "order" was based on a promulgated law or a mere executive pronouncement. In any event, we in the Lagos State NCP regard this ban "order" as insensitive to the plight of common people that have been forced to use Okada as a commercial, means of transportation either for living or for moving around. This is because the "order" completely ignores the need of those that are forced to work beyond 7pm to make ends meet. It equally completely ignores the factual non-existence of functional transportation network system in Lagos State. Very sadly, we note that the ban "order" does not state any alternative means of survival for Okada commercial riders nor any alternative and functional transportation means for the hapless citizen forced to use Okada now and then. The order completely glosses over the fact that most of the roads are so bad that only Okada operators can ply them day or night.

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8 August 2006

"You Are Out to Liquidate NCP" - Lagos NCP Members Tell Obayuwana led right wing NEC

NCP expulsions:

- Reject Expulsion of Sango and Suspension of Others

The State Coordinating Council (SCC) of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) met on Saturday August 5, 2006. The meeting, which deliberated, among other issues, on the purported expulsion of the Lagos NCP chairperson, Segun Sango, and the suspension of other NCP leaders from Lagos and Osun states by the Osagie Obayuwana led National Executive Council (NEC) was well attended by members and observers despite being called at just two days notice.

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8 August 2006

RE: EXPULSION OF SEGUN SANGO AND SUSPENSION OF OTHER LEADERS FROM THE NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY (NCP)

Resolutions of NCP Lagos State Coordinating Council meeting held on August 5, 2006

National Conscience Party – Lagos State

GROSS ILLEGALITY

The meeting of State Coordinating Council (SCC) of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) was held on Saturday, August 5, 2006. Among other issues, the SCC-in-session deliberated on the purported expulsion of Mr. Segun Sango, the Lagos State Chairperson of the NCP and indefinite suspension of some party leaders from Lagos and Osun states by the National Coordinating Council of the party.

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27 July 2006

NO TO ADDITIONAL TAX BURDEN ON POOR LAGOSIANS

National Conscience Party

Lagos State Chapter

The Lagos State National Conscience Party hereby call on the Lagos State Government to immediately withdraw the proposed bill that will empower the Lagos State Government to impose an additional tax burden on the residents through the Community Development Associations (CDAs) This was made known recently by the Lagos State Commissioner for Rural Development, Lanre Balogun at the second interactive forum with the CDAs, which was reported in the Daily Independent of Thursday July 13, 2006. He said that the token sum to be collected would be used for infrastructural development and the enactment of the law would go to a large extent to encourage the CDAs to carry out this function effectively and efficiently.

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13 July 2006

Oyo State Government Independent Power Project:

Another Avenue for Looting

National Conscience Party

PRESS STATEMENT

We wish to react to the just concluded plan of the Oyo State Government to initiate an Independent Power Project (IPP) which it claims will serve as an alternative source of generating electricity to the already moribund and ineffective Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) for the benefit of people of the state.

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11 July 2006

STOP THE PROPOSED SACK OF WORKERS!

FIGHT TO DEFEAT ANTI-POOR NEO-LIBERAL ECONOMIC REFORM OF OBJ GOVERNMENT!

National Conscience Party (NCP)

Lagos State Chapter

The National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter condemns the proposed sacking of 33,000 workers out of 160,000 workforce in the civil service by the Federal Government and calls on the labour and pro-masses' organisations to begin immediate mobilisation of workers and the poor masses for a political action against this anti-worker agenda and the entire anti-poor neo-liberal reforms of Obasanjo government. As Nasir El-Rufai, a member of Obasanjo's kitchen cabinet, was reported by newspapers to have said: the impending job cuts is in line with the reform programme of the regime.

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28 June 2006

Release Aruleba and Durojaiye Now!*

No to Attack on Freedom of Speech and the Civilian Dictatorship!

National Conscience Party, Lagos State Chapter:

The National Conscience Party (NCP) Lagos State Chapter totally condemns the unjust detention and illegal trial of two journalists: Gbenga Aruleba of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Rotimi Durojaiye of the Daily Independent Newspapers, and demands their immediate and unconditional release.

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May 31

May 31, 2006

NO TO RETURN OF SCHOOLS TO PRIVATE BODIES IN OYO STATE!

NCP Oyo State Calls for Mass Resistance

The National Conscience Party (NCP) Oyo State Chapter condemns the plan of the Alao Akala led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Oyo State to privatise some primary and secondary schools in Oyo State under the pretext of returning them to their former missionary and private owners.

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May 18, 2006

National Conscience Party

South-West Zone meeting

Oshogho, Osun State

May 18, 2006

Statement on the current Nigerian situation

The meeting notes that the Obasanjo regime's plot to extend its rule beyond 2007 has failed. It rejoices with Nigerians for checkmating the elongation of the regime that has brought only monumental hardship, poverty for the mass majority of the people. It however alerts the people that until a working peoples party comes to power, it is not yet hurrah. While noting the role played by the National Assembly in killing the bill for the elongation of the tenure of the regime, the meeting affirms that both chambers of the National Assembly are not against the regime on its anti-poor policies. It therefore calls on all pro-labour organisations, mass political parties with similar ideology and programmes with NCP to work together to wrestle political power from these political vultures and their parties that have made life miserable for the poor masses. It is only this that can bring an end to mass poverty in the midst of plenty.

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February 20, 2006

National Conscience Party (NCP)

Lagos State Chapter

 

2003 ELECTIONS RIGGING:

  • AD, PDP AND ANPP ARE ALL GUILTY
  • WORKING PEOPLE, YOUTHS AND STUDENTS, URBAN AND RURAL POOR MUST REJECT ALL THE PRO-CAPITALIST ROBBER POLITICAL PARTIES
  • PRO-WORKING MASSES PARTIES AND ORGANISATIONS MUST BUILD A FORMIDABLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE TO WRESTLE POWER

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January 21, 2006

National Conscience Party, Lagos State Chapter

Third Term Debate:

*No to Obasanjo and All Anti-Poor Capitalist Politicians

* For Regime and Fundamental Policy Change

 

For the working masses, Obasanjo’s regime is nothing short of absolute disaster. In this regard the several general strikes and mass protests waged by the working masses against the regime are clear demonstrations of the people’s desire to end this unjust dispensation.

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25th August, 2005

National Conscience Party

Lagos State Chapter

PRESS STATEMENT:

LABOUR, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS AND PRO-MASSES POLITICAL PARTIES MUST MOBILISE AGAINST THE PROPOSED FUEL HIKE, AND FOR REGIME AND SYSTEM CHANGE

The latest proposed hike in the prices of the petroleum products by Obasanjo’s regime despite the soaring incomes from crude oil sales shows the utter insensitivity of this regime towards the plight of the poor working masses and the economy. If at all it could be debated that the government meant well with its neo-liberal policies, this singular action shows that it does not.

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24 August 2005

24 August, 2005 Lagos NCP Press Conference

HOLD ELECTIONS NOW FOR THE 20 LISTED LAGOS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

On Thursday 28th July 2005, the Lagos State Government announced that it was reverting to the 20 old constitutionally recognised local councils from 57 new local councils it purportedly created in 2002. Announcing the reversal, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake at a news conference said that the state House of Assembly had passed a bill to re-establish the former 20 councils and to rename the so called 37 new councils as Local Council Development Areas.

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1 April 2005

 

National Conscience Party – Lagos State

PRIVATISATION SCANDAL

SALE OF GOVERNMENT HOUSES: OBASANJO SHOULD RESIGN NOW!

 

It has been our position that this civilian regime at all levels is drenched in corruption. The current accusation and counter accusation of bribery and corruption is just a confirmation of our long held position.

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16 February 2005

Lagos State National Conscience Party statement
REJOINDER TO LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ON NEW LOCAL COUNCILS

NO AMOUNT OF BLACKMAIL AND GRANDSTANDING SHALL DEBAR US FROM OUR JUST AND DEMOCRATIC AGITATION

[www.socialistnigeria.org Editor's note] On 9 February, 2005 the Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) issued a statement "LAGOS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CRISIS" at a press conference that was reported in a number of newspapers.

Four days later the Alliance for Democracy (AD) led Lagos State administration issued a rejoinder attacking the Lagos State NCP, accusing it of being in an "unholy romance" with the People’s Democratic Party of President Obasanjo and describing the NCP’s position as "a disgrace to populist politics".

The NCP statement below refuting the AD’s charges and restating its opposition to both the AD and PDP was presented to press on February 16.

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9 February, 2005

Lagos State National Conscience Party statement

LAGOS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CRISIS

MASS CAMPAIGN NEEDED TO:

  • SECURE MONEY OWING FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • DISBANDMENT OF THE 57 ILLEGAL LOCAL COUNCILS
  • IMMEDIATE DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS TO THE 20 LEGAL COUNCILS
  • INTRODUCTION

    Since the inception of civil rule on May 29, 1999, the administration and running of local councils across the country and in Lagos State especially have been bedeviled with several undemocratic and unconstitutional problems.

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    9 June 2004

    NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY
    Lagos State Chapter
    PRESS RELEASE

    FREE FEMI ABORISHADE NOW

    The Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) unequivocally condemns the arrest of Mr. Femi Aborisade, the National General Secretary of the NCP for his active support for the general strike and protests by the working masses against the recent increase in fuel prices.

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    18 May 2004

    National Conscience Party, Lagos State Chapter.

    Press Statement

    Fuel Price Increase: Time for Total Fight Back.

    The contemplated fresh increase in the prices of petroleum products, which would mean the fifth in five years of Obasanjo’s regime, is a pointer to the fact that the regime is religiously committed to carrying out a comprehensive package of policies which severally and collectively only tend to attack the living standard of poorest sections of the society, especially the working class.

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    21 December 2003

    Lagos NCP press release

    FREE ARRESTED WORKERS AND STOP ATTACKS ON LABOUR ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS

    The Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the workers of Mikano Nigeria Limited and the labour leaders who were arrested by armed policemen on Thursday 19th December 2003 at the company premises in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos while holding a peaceful protest against the atrocious working conditions in the company.

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    17 November 2003

    AMUWO-ODOFIN BYE-ELECTION:

    A VOTE OF NO-CONFIDENCE ON THE RULING PARTIES

    Babatunde Oluajo (a.k.a Sankara), a leading member of DSM and the candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), came third in the bye-election into the vacant seat of the Amuwo-Odofin II constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly which took place on the 8th November 2003. He scored 832 votes. This election had originally been scheduled for November 1st, but was postponed when the authorities realised that only the NCP had submitted nomination papers on time.

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    31 October 2003

    Lagos State Bye-election 8th November 2003

    First called for November 1st INEC has now postponed this bye-election in the Amuwo-Odofin constituency 2 until November 8th.

    In the original two week campaign period only the National Conscience Party (NCP) was active in support of its candidate, Babatunde Oluajo (a.k.a Sankara) a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). Clearly the sudden postponement was provoked by fear that the NCP could win the seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

    Currently all the other 39 members of the Assembly are from the AD, the party of Lagos State Governor Tinubu, that did not oppose Obasanjo in this year’s Presidential election.

    Click here for Babatunde Oluajo’s Manifesto


    3rd June 2003

    LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA:

    APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FROM SOCIALIST CANDIDATES

    To donate click here

    Three members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), are standing on the platform of the National Conscience Party (NCP) as candidates for councillors in the elections into Ajeromi Ifelodun local government council in Lagos State, Nigeria. Recently the local government elections, originally scheduled for 28th June 2003, were indefinitely postponed by the Federal Government.

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    22 May 2003

    2003 ELECTIONS:

    The Lessons And The Way Forward For The Working Masses

    Report of 17 May DSM symposium held in Lagos

    An impressive number of 56 people (including three journalists) turned up at a symposium (public meeting) organised by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, Lagos on Saturday, 17 May, 2003.

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    26th April 2003

    DSM statement

    2003 ELECTIONS: LESSONS FOR THE NCP

    On 22nd April, 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term. 

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    16 April 2003

    THE APRIL 12 NATIONAL ELECTION WAS ANYTHING BUT FREE AND FAIR

    Statement To Press Conference Organised By The Lagos State Chapter Of National Conscience Party (NCP) On Wednesday 16th April, 2003 At The Party Secretariat, 36a, Acme Road, Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos

    SEGUN SANGO

    Chairman, Lagos State NCP

    (Segun Sango is also General Secretary of the Democratic Socialist Movement)

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    14 April 2003

    LANRE AROGUNDADE:

    SIGNIFICANT SOCIALIST RESULT IN SENATE ELECTION

    Lanre received 77,330 votes, 9.64%, and came third behind the AD (party of the Lagos State Governor) and PDP (President Obasanjo's party) out of 30 candidates. 

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    14 MARCH 2003

    SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY SPECIAL BULLETIN
    2003 ELECTIONS:
    • VOTE NCP

    • REJECT PDP, AD, ANPP AND OTHER MONEYBAG PARTIES

    • BUILD A MASS MOVEMENT FOR SOCIALIST CHANGE

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    "TIME FOR REAL CHANGE" 

    The election Manifesto of Lanre Arogundade, member of the DSM standing as NCP candidate for the Nigerian Senate in the Lagos West constituency.

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    Feb - Mar 2003

    Gani, Aborishade, Arogundade Elected As NCP Candidates

    The National Conscience Party (NCP) has been holding special congresses to elect the party's candidates for the general elections which will take place in the country between March and April 2003. 

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    Feb - Mar 2003

    Fight INEC’S "Processing Fees"

    On Friday, 17th January, 2003, at a meeting of the "Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Registered Political Parties Consultative Forum"

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    Feb - Mar 2003

    "Processing Fees Must Be Totally Withdrawn" – Lagos NCP

    Following massive opposition to the illegal "processing fees", INEC on the 29th January, announced the reduction in the said fees. But in a quick reaction to the latest decision, the Lagos State chapter of NCP has called for total cancellation and not partial reduction of the fees. 

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    Feb - Mar 2003

    "Registration Of NCP Shows That Struggle Pays"

    Segun Sango, Chairman, Lagos State NCP and General Secretary, DSM

    Socialist Democracy (SD): What is the significance of the recent registration of NCP by INEC?

    Segun Sango (SS): The most important significance of the registration of the NCP by the so-called INEC is that struggle pays.

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    Feb - Mar 2003

    NCP Rallied At Ajegunle

    By Emmanuel Adikwu

    Residents of the Ajegunle Community witnessed a different ball-game entirely on Saturday December 28th, 2002 as members of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the area stormed the streets of the community, armed with leaflets, posters and solidarity songs.

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    18 December 2002

    Socialist Democracy special bulletin 18 December 2002

    Registration of NCP:

    Another victory for the working people

    * Build a mass based, democratic NCP on a socialist programme

     

    The registration of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and twenty-one other political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) represents a major victory for the Nigerian working people in their struggle for democratic rights and decent living conditions. More ...

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