FEDERAL ELECTION CRISES OF 1964

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FEDERAL ELECTION CRISES OF 1964

FEDERAL ELECTION CRISES OF 1964

 

FEDERAL OF 1964

The federal crises of 1964 was a crises that the foundation of Nigeria and threating the unity of the . In readiness for the , all the political parties in the country polarized into .

The national council of Nigerian and Cameroon NCNC, Action AG, and the northern progressive NPF joined together to form United Progressive Grand Alliance UPGA under the leadership of Dr M.I Okpara. The Northern People’s Congress NPC, Nigeria National Democratic Party NNDP, The Mid-western Democratic Party MDP, The Niger Delta Congress NDC and the Dynamic Party DP joined together to form the Nigeria National Alliane NNA under the leadearship of Sir Ahmadu Bello.

When the federal electoral declared the nomination of candidates open, the United Progressive Grand Alliace UPGA candidates were unable to get nomination papers. More so, some electoral officers were hiding themselves away from United Progressive Grand Alliance UPGA candidates that to their nomination papers.

By December 21, 1964. 78 candidates comprising mainly of Nigeria National Alliance NNA had been unopposed, thereby that the will be rigged in favor of Nigeria National Alliance NNA. The chairman of federal electoral commission Mr Ey Ita Esua on December 22, 1964 promised to do something about it, yet nothing was done. United Progressive Grand Alliance by sending delegation with a letter to the Dr Azikiwe to register their complain about the irregularities, they also threating to boycott the general if the abnormalities were not rectified.

The president the the prime to postpone the but the prime minister rejected the idea. When the election on December 30, 1964 as schedule, United Progressive Grand Alliance UPGA boycotted it and did not took place in the eastern region, whereas voting were in the northern and western region. When the vote were counted.

Nigeria National Alliance NNA won but the president noted that he find it to call on the  party to form a government but at last the president called the Nigeria National Alliance NNA to  form a government. The government was made up of members of National Council of Nigeria and Cameroon NCNC but no member of Action was included in the cabinet.

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