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
16 August 2018
• DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PREMIUM TIMES JOURNALIST, SAMUEL OGUNDIPE
The harassment, arrest and illegal detention of Premium Times journalists and editors by men of the Nigerian police over a report they did concerning the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS constitutes an assault on free press and stands condemned in the eyes of all Nigerians who cherish the ideals of liberty.
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby joins Nigerians to condemn the assault and demand the immediate and unconditional release of Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe.
19 July 2018
SPN DEMANDS HUGE INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER DEMOCRATIC CONTROL
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sees the 2018 budget as, once again, having all the hallmarks of a capitalist budget in a time of mounting crisis. It is a budget of poverty consolidation and enrichment of a few privileged persons.
The 2018 Budget is not fundamentally different from previous ones. The only constant thing about budgets in the last five years is the steady increment in the volume of budget as well as debt servicing. Capital expenditure nosedived in 2016 from N601 billion allocated in 2015 to mere N173.1 billion which was actually spent. However, in the same year 2016 debt servicing recorded N1.3 trillion up from N1 trillion in 2015. Hence, the budgets for social services like education and health have recorded paltry allocations.
18 July 2018
*The election reflects mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties!
*NLC and TUC must commence the process of providing the working people with an independent pro-people political alternative either by forming a mass party or supporting the building of SPN into a mass party
The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, describes the outcome of the July 14, 2018, Ekiti State gubernatorial election as neither a pass mark for Dr Kayode Fayemi of All Progressive Congress, APC, nor an endorsement of Buhari/APC-led federal government. The election which was more or less a vote buying contest among capitalist political parties, especially the APC and PDP, was not only characterized by militarisation and inducement of the electorate but also reflects a mass rejection of the pro-establishment politicians and their political parties by mass of the working people in the state.
31 May 2018
THE SPEECH SHOWS OBVIOUS INCAPACITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
For most Nigerians President Buhari’s May 29 speech was cheerless and uninspiring just like the previous ones. President Buhari has only succeeded in telling Nigerians what they spent money on without a coordinated plan to improve the living condition of Nigerians on a sustainable basis. Furthermore he ignored the underlying structural crisis of the country, a crisis which is getting worse, not better.
13 May 2018
Nigeria Perspective Resolution of the DSM 22nd Congress, April 2018
Perhaps more than any written texts could have done, the events of the past three years in Nigeria have in immeasurable ways confirmed the teachings of Marxism. For Marxists, capitalism is the root cause of inequality, economic crises and lack of development and only the overthrow of the entire system, not simply replacing one set of the ruling elite by another, is the only panacea.
In in 2015, driven by anger over the 16-year misrule of the PDP, the working masses and youth pitched their tent with the so-called progressive wing of the capitalist class represented by the then opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).
But the experience has been one of abysmal failure of the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressive Congress (APC) government on the economic and political fronts despite the hope and expectation of over 15 million voters.
28 January 2018
* Place no faith in Obasanjo or any member of the capitalist ruling elite
The public rejection of President Buhari's second term bid by former President Obasanjo through a public statement is clearly an indication that a new crack has opened within the already divided capitalist ruling class. He accused the regime of "nepotism", "clannishness" and "condonation" of corruption of errant members of its nepotistic court.
However Obasanjo is one of the principal architects of Nigeria’s misfortune. He has ruled Nigeria on two different occasions, first as military ruler and then as a civilian president. Both his administrations implemented neo-liberal economic policies that further deepened the socio-economic crises, while his civilian presidency saw phenomenal looting.
24 January 2018
HE IS NOT QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION TO NIGERIA'S PROBLEMS
Only the coming to power of a Workers and Poor people's government armed with Socialist Programme can save Nigeria
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) totally agrees with former president Obasanjo that President Buhari and the APC do not in any way deserve a second term, but Obasanjo himself is one of the principal architects of the misfortune of this country.
18 September 2017
No to Ban of IPOB and Attacks on the freedom of association and expression
For Immediate withdrawal of troops from the southeast
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of civilians, killing of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members and other civilians in Aba, Abia state by President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government. We call for immediate withdrawal of the troops now and appropriate punishments for those ordering and carrying out abuses, torture and killing of unarmed civilians.
17 August 2017
Attack shows ruling party intent on repressing all criticism with extreme measures
For the Unity of Working and Poor People in Struggle Against Anti-poor Policies
The Socialist Party of Nigeria condemns the recent Wuse market attack on the #OurMumuDonDo movement led by Charly Boy that was organizing protest actions to call on ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to either “Resume or Resign”. We consider this attack as a clear indication of the ruling All Progressive Congress’s (APC) intent to repress all criticism of the Buhari administration with extreme measures.
9 August 2017
No doubt, given the present parlous state of the country politically, socially and economically, it will be agreed by all that Nigeria needs an urgent restructuring. However, what we must understand is that restructuring itself is not a new idea in the history of Nigeria.
The reason for this state of affairs is because none of the restructuring carried out in the past endeavored to address the fundamental root of oppression, inequality, underdevelopment and marginalization which is the neo-colonial capitalist economic system handed down by Nigeria’s erstwhile Colonial masters.