• Short Summary

    The ruling National Party of Nigeria (NPN) held its first campaign rally on August 7 in preparation for the next elections in August 1983.

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    GVs NPN supporters crowding into the campaign arena in Lagos (2 shots)
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    CUs NPN banners decorating stadium (2 shots)
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    SV PAN Crowds holding banners watching folk dancers perform
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    SV PAN Crowds cheering speaker during rally
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    Background: The ruling National Party of Nigeria (NPN) held its first campaign rally on August 7 in preparation for the next elections in August 1983. President Shehu Shagari has been re-nominated as the party's election candidate. By presenting the nomination so far in advance of the elections the NPN hope to gain a political advantage over the five opposition parties. While they continue to quarrel among themselves over who to field as their candidates, the NPN can build on the image of Mr. Shagari as statesman and international politician. President Shagari's chances of re-election have been further increased by the recent government pardon issued to former Biafran secessionist leader and member of the Ibo tribe Odumegwu Ojukwu. In the 1979 elections the NPN fared badly in the predominantly-Ibo eastern states of Anambra and Imo. President Shagari is expected to invite Mr. Ojukwu to join the NPN ranks in the hope of breaking the opposition stronghold in the eastern states. The first election rally was well attended by NPN supporters and was addressed by several party leaders, including the National Chairman of NPN, Chief Akinloye.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJH6WQXPHZYFOKDF0IHD7GM17
    Media URN:
    VLVAJH6WQXPHZYFOKDF0IHD7GM17
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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