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
14 February 2019
FOR THE FORMATION OF UNITED PLATFORM OF WORKING MASSES, YOUTH AND THE POOR TO END SUFFERING AND UNDERVELOPMENT BY CAPITALISM
As Nigerians head to 2019 general polls beginning with presidential and national assembly election on February 16, what is certain is that whoever wins between the two leading bourgeois candidates, Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), cannot take the country out of the woods which these two bourgeois parties, along with their forebears and surrogates, have put the country into.
1 February 2019
One of the intrigues that heralded election-time politics in Lagos State was the dramatic abandonment by a majority of APC members of Mr. Akinwumi Ambode. Tinubu was widely pilloried in the media for feudalizing the Lagos political space, as aptly described by Olu Fasan in an article in BusinessDay newspaper of October 15, 2018. Naturally almost all the gubernatorial candidates in the forthcoming election in Lagos state agree with Olu Fasan, and believe that this sort of feudalization would prevent their lofty dreams of winning office in Lagos State from materialising.
31 December 2018
There was an excited response as the flag-off rally of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) campaign to elect Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto as member, Ogun State House of Assembly, Ifo 2 constituency, took place on Saturday 15 December 2018. It started with a symposium at the Olambe Town hall, with about 120 persons in attendance. The symposium started with solidarity songs where the members of the party sang enthusiastically, before the candidate came out to give his manifestoes to an inspiring applause by the audience.
23 November 2018
Only Candidates standing on Pro-masses and Socialist Programmes can make a Difference
By H.T. Soweto
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria shall hold new general elections between February and March in the year 2019. This would be the sixth general elections since the dawn of the current civil rule in 1999. But more significant is that fact that it will be the first general election since the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressive Congress (APC) swung into power nearly four years ago on the crest of mass dissatisfaction in the 16-year rule of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leading to the defeat of an incumbent for the first time in Nigeria's political history.
23 November 2018
A large section of Nigerians went into 2015 elections with huge illusions in Buhari and APC's ability to resolve the woe of the 16 years of the PDP government. But the last 3 years have seen a mass disillusionment in the Buhari government as the conditions of the masses have become worse. The question the masses have not been able to answer is why the country is in this mess at all levels despite being blessed with huge human and material resources? The crisis of Nigeria is the crisis of capitalism in a neo-colonial country. Capitalism has to be defeated before Nigeria can realize its full potentials and the human and material resources are used for the benefit all, and not for the insatiable greed of a few. This explanation has to be popularized amongst the masses.
12 October 2018
Pyrrhic Victory without Legitimacy
The circumstances surrounding the Osun 2018 governorship election hold crucial lessons for the building of a political alternative of the common and working people in Nigeria. The results also came across as a rude shock to the political establishment in the country.
Although the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, was declared as the winner of the race, he and his party lost the legitimacy to govern the affairs of the state. Indeed the election showed that Osun people had rejected the outgoing Aregbesola government, the APC and their policies.
The Socialist Party of Nigeria's (SPN) participation in the election, although underreported in the media, was significant as it provided socialist positions on issues affecting common people; and to that extent, the SPN's intervention singly added quality to the election by compelling attention on issues that daily confront working-people households and families.
24 September 2018
Nothing has changed – No Difference between APC and PDP
SPN Thanka All Our Supporters
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State wishes to appreciate all our members, supporters and those who voted for the party and its candidate, Barrister Alfred Adegoke, in the now inconclusive Governorship Election in Osun State that held on 22nd September, 2018.
We saw this election as part of our continuing campaign to win the support of the Osun people to end the rule of anti-poor capitalist parties in the state and embrace the socialist banner. We are however proud of our brave intervention in this election and our modest vote of 391, given the enormous odds against us. As we had pointed out much before now, the elections had been rigged against small parties especially those like the SPN which has a pro-working people programme and does not have a war-chest of stolen funds to buy votes.
23 September 2018
Disagreement over Spoils of Office
Another Crack Opens in the Ruling Party
The rumored rift between the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, and his now estranged political godfather, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has finally blown into the open. This ends months of speculation.
Obviously this crisis is only another crack in a ruling party already riven by multiple divisions, most of which are struggles between different gangs of thieves. But given Lagos' enormous political and economic importance of Lagos state, this rift could have serious repercussions for the All Progressive Congress in the 2019 general elections.
12 September 2018
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.
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.