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12 September 2018

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

SPN Ready to Act as a Rallying Point for All Those who are Fed up with the Status Quo and want a Genuine Political Alternative

Against the background of mounting crises in Nigerian society and economy, two recent important developments in the polity have raised anew the urgent necessity of building of a mass based, independent, working class political alternative with a clear socialist programme.

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9 September 2018

N45 MILLION AND N12 MILLION NOMINATION FEES CHARGED BY APC AND PDP RESPECTIVELY UNDERSCORE HOW THE MAINSTREAM BOURGEOIS PARTIES ARE EXCLUSIVELY PRESERVED FOR THE RICH AND THE CORRUPT

SPN CHARGES ZERO NAIRA FOR ASPIRANTS IN ORDER TO GIVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL

It is not surprising that All Progressives Congress (APC) is charging as high as N45 million as presidential nomination fees while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is charging N12 million for its nomination fees. Besides, being a betrayal of workers and young people’s desire to play a role in the 2019 general elections, it shows clearly how the mainstream political parties are dominated by the rich.

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25 July 2018

EKITI ELECTION:

ABSENCE OF PRO-WORKING PEOPLE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE SPARKS VOTERS' CYNICISM

The recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti-State held so much at stake for the Nigerian capitalist ruling class. Some pundits considered the election which was held on Saturday 14 July 2018 as a referendum on the performance and popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari. In the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was declared as the governor-elect of the state. However, the election painted a graphic picture of voters' frustration and cynicism, where voters figuratively had to choose between the Devil and a Beelzebub. Rather than reflect an endorsement of President Buhari's APC, the election outcome showcased a lack of political alternative that could bring to fruition the people's aspiration for jobs, decent wages and good standard of living.

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23 July 2018

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Elects Comrade Alfred Adegoke as its Governorship Candidate in the Osun Governorship Election holding on 22nd September 2018

The Osun State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), the party for the workers, youths and the poor masses, at its democratically convened State Congress/Governorship Primary, elected Comrade Alfred Adegoke Esq. as its candidate in the forthcoming Governorship Election holding in Osun State on 22nd of September, 2018.

Comrade Alfred Adegoke is a longtime activist and socialist, who has committed close to 30 years of his life to emancipation of working people and youth in Nigeria. Unlike many fair-weather activists, Alfred Adegoke has maintained his commitment to the emancipation of the working and toiling people. He has continued to play active roles in the struggles and agitations of workers, the masses and youths nationally and in Osun State.

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10 July 2018

2019 POLL: SPN DISSOCIATES ITSELF FROM ANY COALITION FORMED BY PDP AND 41 CAPITALIST POLITICAL PARTIES

*No government formed on the basis of capitalist philosophy is capable of offering any breakthrough for the poor masses

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby disclaims the report in the Vanguard Newspaper on Saturday July 7, that it was among the 41 pro-capitalist political parties, led by the anti-poor People Democratic Party (PDP), in a coalition aimed at producing a consensus candidate to dislodge from power the inglorious regime of the Muhammadu Buhari/APC-led federal government come 2019 election.

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21 June 2018

APC CONVENTION: Can the Ruling Party Survive its Internal Crisis?

A Rancorous First Term

If nothing goes wrong at the last minute, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will hold its first national convention since the 2015 general elections on Saturday 23rd June 2018. But unlike the 2014 convention held in a condition of hope and enthusiasm, this convention is holding at a period of widespread popular disappointment in the government, bitter factional fighting within the ruling party and feverish re-alignment by competing sections of the capitalist ruling elite amid fears about the party's chances in next year's general elections.

For most Nigerians, struggling with daily life, the APC convention will seem a different world. Almost inevitably the convention will see many promises being made in an effort to galvanise support, but these will be met by great scepticism after the experience of the Buhari administration. Nevertheless what happens at the convention will impact on the coming months in Nigeria.

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8 June 2018

2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR A GENUINE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

By H.T. Soweto

At the moment, all genuine change-seeking elements agree that unless a viable political alternative is presented, any faction of the decadent capitalist ruling elite that wins the 2019 presidential elections will spell further doom for the already traumatized working and toiling masses. This is predicated on the experience of the brutal 16-year rule of the PDP as well as the traumatizing and, for many, deeply disappointing three year rule of the Buhari/Osibanjo APC administration.

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