Northern People's Congress
The leader of this party was the Sardauna of Sokoto who, also, was the Premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello. Sir Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the deputy leader of the party and Prime Minister of Nigeria. They produced the first prime minister whose office was created in 1957,and ruled throughout the first republic. (1963-1966) Party member Makaman Bida later became leader of the National Party of Nigeria in 1978.
- Sklar R.L “Nigerian Political Parties: Power in an Emergent African Nation”, pp.381-383. Africa World Press, 2004
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