Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria

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Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria was a political party in Nigeria. Founded in 1963, its leaders included Dr. Tunji Otegbeye, Eskor Toyo, Wahab Goodluck, Kunle Oyero, Bassey and Fatogun. The SWFPN was formed by elements from the Nigerian Youth Congress and the leadership of the Nigerian Trade Union Congress, and was registered in 1964.

SWFPN was primarily a Nigerian Party but strongly inclined towards the ideological position of the Marxist party and politically close to the Soviet Union. It published Advance, and managed Socialist Publishing House and Edo Printers before it was banned in 1966.